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White-spotted Jelly

White-spotted Jelly
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-22
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 3, Jellies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-14 3:29
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Australian White-spotted Jellyfish
Phyllorhiza punctata

This large and spectacular jellyfish is common during the summer months in New South Wales coastal waters and estuaries, including Sydney Harbour. It is easily recognised by the large, semi-transparent, rounded bell covered in regularly spaced, white dots. The trailing tentacles also end in whitened spots. The White-spotted Jellyfish is causing a problem overseas, particularly in the Caribbean region. It may have hitched a ride in ships' ballast tanks, travelling from Australia and the Pacific region to the Caribbean. Here, it found an ideal place to breed, free of their natural predators (various Pacific-region snails).

Throughout Australia.

Oceans, coastal waters.

Common in summer

Bell width up to 50 cm.

Mild or not noticeable.

This photo was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


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Hello Manyee,
Very interesting shot! They always look amazing on dark BG. Picture has very good framing.
I like it!

Hello Manyee,
Very nice shot on this moving White-spotted Jellyfish. Composition and pov are great. Very well done. TFS.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-14 11:25]

At last, a "Méduse" from Manyee ! I always like your shot of jellyfish. Its shape is wonderful, contrast is great on black BG.
Bravo mon amie !

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-14 22:30]

Hi Manyee

Well done.This shot is really sharp.I like the dark BG the jellyfish shows so well.Excellent DOF.A great composition you really get the feeling of locomotion across.TFS


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-09-16 14:01]

cool shot, manyee! :-)
not many jellyfish here on TN, always nice to see one,
especially when it is captured so well with all its
interesting and wonderful details.
great job & take care, thorsten.

Excellent! How'd you get it so clear without actually being in the water? Have they really made the glass of the aquariums there that much better? It's been since 2001 that I was there. Beautiful shot!

Wonderful photo, brilliant composition and POV! TFS - Xplorator Radu

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