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Moon Jellyfish





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5 Comments

SharylCrossley
SharylCrossley 6 years ago

definately looks more like a Chrysaora quinquecirrha (east coast sea nettle) to me. check again next time you visit your aquarium. sometimes there is a delay or miscommunication between the husbandry staff, the graphic dept. and the gallery guides.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

That is very strange Bob... eek, I think you were fed misinformation! You might want to inform your aquarium that they have this wrong. It's definitely not a moon jellyfish, that's for sure. It's a very neat photo though, it looks like a flame!

BobLyle
BobLyle 7 years ago

That's odd. I took this at the aquarium there was a sign saying what it was and the guide confirmed it. May have to look into this next time i am there.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

Definitely not a moon jelly, looks like a white silhouette of something like a sea nettle on a black background. Did you edit the photo to be like this? Could you upload the original, since that would make it much easier to ID! :) Thanks

Musist-VJ
Musist-VJ 7 years ago

Are you sure that's a moon jelly? They tend to be much rounder, with a distinct clover pattern to their innards, as well as four short feeding arms, and a very short fringe of tentacles around their rim.

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Lat: 27.82, Long: -97.39

Spotted on Jun 21, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

Spotted for mission

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