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barrel jellyfish

Rhizostoma pulmo

Description:

Variable size from about 10 cm to as much as 40 cm in lnght and as much in diameter, generally white with purple areas which vary from individual to individual.

Habitat:

Usually open sea, but when there is the southeast wind hundreds of individuals are pushed onto shore as the individuals I spotted.

Notes:

The photos were shot from the surface

No species ID suggestions

23 Comments

Grazie Valentinezza :)

valentinezza
valentinezza 4 years ago

che meraviglia!

Thankyou mauna and EnvUnlimited :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 4 years ago

Stunning!

thankyou Antonio :)

Great spotting adriano,beautiful series and video,congrats and thanks fro sharing

Thankyou very much to everyone :D

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 4 years ago

congrats! :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

amazing spotting, and congratulations on your well-deserved spotting of the day!

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Great photos, the detail is amazing!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Great shots and a lovely jellyfish. Congratulations, Adriano !

MarcTe
MarcTe 4 years ago

great spotting, congrats on the SOTD!

WOW!! That is a beautiful creature, Congratulations on the SOTD, AdrianoZaniniAstaldi

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 4 years ago

Fantastic series of images ... what a beauty! Congratulations on the SOTD Adriano

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Adriano. Excellent series of photos and video.

KarenL
KarenL 4 years ago

Congrats Adriano, your beautiful jellyfish is our Spotting of the Day!

The barrel jellyfish is also known as the dustbin lid jellyfish because it can attain a very large size, exceptionally up to 35” in diameter!

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bg11a22
bg11a22 4 years ago

wow nice spots!

Thankyou Marta, Emily and Martina :)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 4 years ago

Stunning!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Magnificent spotting!

thankyou nosarasue :)

nosarasue
nosarasue 4 years ago

Wow, gorgeous.

Trieste, FVG, Italy

Lat: 45.65, Long: 13.77

Spotted on Mar 30, 2014
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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