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Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Cyanea capillata


Pink jellyfish with a lot of tentacles.


Had no idea there were jellyfish in this cold of water, ended up seeing a ton of them though. Found in the water at the docks.

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LisaPowers 8 years ago

Project Noah Fun Fact: The lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly, is the largest known species of jellyfish. It can grow up to 120 feet long.


Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)
spotted in Alaska, USA by PN member AshleyT.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Thank Leuba, I think that's it too! I know next to nothing about jellyfish, that description was all I could come up with haha

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Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks like the Lion's Mane jellyfish but they are said to be giants Check this Ashley - it does have a scalloped bell margin

Must be lovely to see the real thing !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

That's a great Herp specialist's description of a jelly fish !!

wow soo pretty !!!

Nayeli 8 years ago

Oh It is an amazing jellyfish!

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2015
Submitted on Oct 13, 2015

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