moon jelly adult, aquarium

Aurelia aurita (the jelly, moon jelly fish,crystal jellyfish moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, saucer jelly or swimming jellyfish) is the most common jellyfish species found in the genus Aurelia. Other species found in the genus Aurelia besides A. aurita include A. labiata and A. limbata. There are at least 13 species in the genus Aurelia including those that are still not described (Dawson, 2003). They can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and are common to the waters off California, Japan, the East Coast of the United States as well as Europe. The animal is translucent, can be 25-40 cm across, and has characteristic patterns of color within its body. It feeds by stinging small medusans, plankton and mollusks with its tentacles and bringing them into its body for digestion, but is capable of only limited motion; like other jellies it drifts with the current.

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Info F 4.0 1/40 ISO 400 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:02:10 12:38:52 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 3888
Height 2592 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 20.0 mm Exposure 1/40
F Number 4.0 ISO 400
White Bal. Manual Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 5.39 m
Latitude 49.3007722222222 Longitude -123.130927777778
Altitude 30479.69531 m File Size 5.2 MB
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