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Moon Jelly

Aurelia sp.

Description:

Habitat:

Boat slip in a marina

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5 Comments

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

They might have very well done genetic testing if it is a conservation which would be very cool. Not sure how they can rule out other species in the genus being around there if they are all so widesread though

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

This part of the beach is a Marine life conservation are and protected. I went to their office and asked them the name of the local species. Maybe i should just leave it as Aurelia sp?

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Hema, how did you determine the species? According to wikipedeia, "All species in the genus are closely related, and it is difficult to identify Aurelia medusae without genetic sampling"

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Yes,Moon jelly.I was'nt so fortunate to see it swimming . i did see a blob on land though.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

South Portland, Maine, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2016
Submitted on May 31, 2016

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