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barrel jellyfish

Rhizostoma pulmo


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.


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


The photos were shot from the surface

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Grazie Valentinezza :)

valentinezza 9 years ago

che meraviglia!

Thankyou mauna and EnvUnlimited :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago


thankyou Antonio :)

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

Thankyou very much to everyone :D

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

congrats! :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

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

staccyh 9 years ago

Great photos, the detail is amazing!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Great shots and a lovely jellyfish. Congratulations, Adriano !

MarcTe 9 years ago

great spotting, congrats on the SOTD!

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

VivBraznell 9 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations Adriano. Excellent series of photos and video.

KarenL 9 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!


bg11a22 9 years ago

wow nice spots!

Thankyou Marta, Emily and Martina :)

EmilyMarino 9 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Magnificent spotting!

thankyou nosarasue :)

nosarasue 9 years ago

Wow, gorgeous.

Trieste, FVG, Italy

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

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