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Upside-down Jelly

Cassiopea xamachana


The upside-down jelly similarly to many corals, has a symbiotic algae that lives within it's frilly tentacles. The jelly lay upside-down in shallow tropical waters to take full advantage of sun light. Additionally The Upside-down jelly has eight oral arms with numerous tiny mouths that can suck up any passing plankton. The Upside-down jelly has a mild sting.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2011
Submitted on Nov 19, 2011

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