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Aurella umbrella

Aurella umbrella
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Copyright: ozlem ogluekiz (miss_bat) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 30] (95)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-14
Categories: Cnidarians
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-14 13:04
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Points: 2
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When we were walking on yhe beach,we saw this big jelly fish. It dead and nearly 5 kg.

It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton and mollusks with its mucusy bell nematocyst-laden tentacles and bringing the prey into its body for digestion, but is capable of only limited motion; like other jellies it primarily drifts with the current even when it is swimming.

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The Sea and Sea Shoresingridshaul 1 07-25 09:18
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Hi Özlem, and thanks for sharing this interesting image with us. However I do not think this is an Aurelia aurita specimen, its "umbrella" looks too firm and opaque to be one, probably it was a not so big Rhizostoma individual...

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