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A small transparent jellyfish. Shaped somewhat like a pyramid. Colorless. Has four bright orange tentacles trailing behind it. Has an organ hanging down from its center, which can also be orange. See video for swimming footage.

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AlexanderStein 12 years ago

Nah, it's definitely not a ctenophore. And as you said definitely not a schyphozoan.
Most likely it's a hydromedusa from what I can tell. Unfortunately I have no clue which one it is.

LauraMaria 12 years ago

To me it looks either like a ctenophore (a group of invertebrates that are kind of like jellyfish, but are in their own phylum) or the medusa stage of a hydrozoan (a family within the group that jellyfish are in). It has to right proportions to be either, so I'm not entirely sure which it is! But this isn't a normal jellyfish, which would be classed as a scyphozoan jellyfish :) Cool video by the way!!

José N. Daza Gómez
José N. Daza Gómez 12 years ago

I think, it could be a cubozoa

AlexanderStein 12 years ago

Nah, I just conducted the band occasionally in high school.
That's neat!

ceherzog 12 years ago

Loved watching the video!
Are you a conductor? I'm a big fan of classical music.

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Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 14, 2011

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