Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Moon Jelly

Aurelia aurita


FUN FACTS Moon jellyfish are typically translucent white, but may take on a pink, purple or orange hue depending on their last meal. Their four gastric pouches, or stomachs, can easily be seen through their transparent bodies. A fringe of hair-like tentacles can be found on the edge of the bell. These tentacles contain stinging cells that help the jellyfish get food and defend itself. Nematocysts of the moon jelly are too small to bother most humans.


Colson Cay, Belize

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by


Spotted on Oct 17, 2013
Submitted on Nov 26, 2013


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team