Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Spotting

Description:

some kind of jelly fish?

Habitat:

Atlantic ocean

Notes:

no tentacles

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellyfish Mesoglea
mesoglea Mesoglea


Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

KristenGilpin
KristenGilpin 9 years ago

Looks like jellyfish mesoglea. Basically the sea and surf pound away at the jellyfish body, pulling off the tentacles and obvious feature and just leaving this jelly-like substance behind.

Perhaps part of a Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) or Mushroom Cap Jellyfish (Rhopilema verrilli)

You can read more about mesoglea here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoglea

St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

Nearby Spottings

Snowy Egret Snowy Egret Spanish moss Grasses
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors