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Purple-striped Jelly
2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of...

Compass Jellyfish
2012-04-03 18:08:27

The Compass Jellyfish, (Chrysaora hysoscella), is a fairly common species of jellyfish that is found in the coastal waters around the United Kingdom and Turkey. It has a diameter of up to 12 inches. It has 24 tentacles arranged in eight groups of three. It is typically colored yellowish white, with some brown.

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....