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These sea jellies are found in shallow waters of lagoons, mangroves and mudflats, usually on sand and mud bottoms. They lie on their backs and so look more like sea anemones, and hence their name! They feed on zooplankton, and their bells (bodies) grow to a diameter of 30cm. The sting of their tentacles is quite mild.
Found at depths of 0 to 30m; circumtropical distribution.
Spotted this jellyfish in less than 30ft of water at the Angel's Cove dive site, Talikud Island. It measured about a foot in diameter.
Spotted on Oct 26, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012
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