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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...

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....

Black Sea nettle
2009-06-18 16:17:45

The Black Sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos) or sometimes known as the Black jellyfish is known for its dark coloration. This species of jellyfish is found in the Pacific Ocean. There have been reports or sighting of the black jellyfish as for north as British Columbia but its range is mostly thought to be from the north in Monterey Bay, to the southern shores of Baja California and Mexico. The...

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.