moon jelly adult, aquarium

The cosmopolitan Aurelia aurita is found throughout the tropics and as far north as 70� latitude and as far south as 40�. (J.E. Purcell, et al. 2001). In addition to frequenting the North American coast, they are usually found all around the coasts of the British Isles (Russell, 1953). In general, A. aurita is an inshore species that can be found in places like estuaries and harbors (Russell, 1953). They can be recognized by their horse-shoe shaped gonads. They live in ocean water temperatures that range from −6 �C to 31 �C; with optimum temperatures of 9 �C to 19 �C (Rodriguez, 1996). A. aurita prefers mildly cold salt water with consistent currents (Rodriguez, 1996). They can be found in 3 ppt salinity water but are typically found only in water with salinity above 23 ppt.

Direction Walk 0.03 km or 0 mins north west from last photo
Info F 4.0 1/60 ISO 800 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:02:10 12:38:32 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 3888
Height 2592 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 17.0 mm Exposure 1/60
F Number 4.0 ISO 800
White Bal. Manual Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 3.89 m
Latitude 49.3007111111111 Longitude -123.130952777778
Altitude 30479.69531 m File Size 6.9 MB
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