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Moon Jelly

Aurelia aurita

Description:

Large pink purple jellyfish with 4 round evenly spaced centered organs in the middle of the organism. The size id from 12 to 24 inches in size and are currently epidemic in the Ocean Ridge/Boynton Inlet area of south eastern Florida

Habitat:

Observed in the Atlantic Ocean, Manalapan and Ocean Ridge Florida areas near the beach.

Notes:

Graceful but I assume dangerous jellyfish. Very Pink-purple.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Moara
Moara 10 years ago
Moon Jelly
Aurelia sp. Aurelia aurita


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2 Comments

windmustache
windmustache 10 years ago

Thanks for the infomation.

Moara
Moara 10 years ago

They aren't dangerous. Their sting is really quite mild.

Mick G
Spotted by
Mick G

Ocean Ridge, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2011
Submitted on Sep 4, 2011

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