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Japanese Sea Nettle
2012-04-03 18:00:16

The Japanese Sea Nettle, (Chrysaora melanaster), also known as the Northern Sea Nettle or Brown Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish native to the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is often called the Pacific Sea Nettle, however, this name is also used for Chrysaora fuscescens. The name “Japanese Sea Nettle” is also used for Chrysaora pacifica. This species’ medusa (umbrella or...

Pacific Sea Nettle
2009-06-18 17:50:06

The Pacific Sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens, also referred to as the West Coast sea nettle is a sea nettle. Sea nettles are a common variation of true jellyfish (scyphozoan) that are found in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Sea nettle is mostly found near the cost of California to Alaska (and maybe to Japan also), although the species was originally reported far offshore in the North Pacific....

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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