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Crystal Jelly

Aequorea victoria


This is what I believe to be a crystal jelly, though I'm not entirely sure because Wikipedia says the medusae live in the Spring, while I found this in August. (Help from marine biologists would be much wanted!) These are nearly completely transparent jellyfish, with a slight blue hue to them. They have hubcap shaped bodies an very visible blueish mouths. They have thin tentacles for feeding which do not sting human skin.

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Newport, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 13, 2011
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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