<< Previous Next >>

Egg Yolk Jelly

Egg Yolk Jelly
Photo Information
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: 2006-10-21
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jellies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-28 4:26
Viewed: 3761
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This jelly may not be as pretty as the others, but I find it quite fascinating. It does not seem to have any distinct shape or symmetry. I would like to add it to my series on the jellies of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Phacellophora camtschatica

Like a large bird egg cracked and poured into the water, that three-foot, translucent bell is yolk-yellow at the center, with hundreds of tentacles clustered around the margin. The egg-yolk jelly is one of the larger species of jellies commonly found in Monterey Bay. This massive jelly usually drifts motionless or moves with gentle pulsing. Acting like an underwater spider web with a mild sting, an egg-yolk jelly captures other jellies that swim into its mass of tentacles.

Species Information
other jellies
bell up to 2 feet (61 cm) in diameter, tentacles extending 20 feet (6 m) in length
eastern Pacific temperate waters from the Gulf of Alaska to Chile, Eastern Pacific, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean
lion's mane jelly; Family: Cyaneidae
Conservation Notes
Many animals rely on egg-yolk jellies and other gelatinous creatures for food, including sea turtles, at least 50 species of fishes (like the ocean sunfish) and marine birds (like the northern fulmar). These animals can mistake a plastic bag for a jelly, and then get sick or die when they eat it. Help keep harmful plastics and other trash out of the sea—one simple way is by using cloth or paper bags instead of plastic when shopping.
Cool facts
Egg-yolk jellies sometimes carry passengers: crabs and amphipods have been found hitchhiking inside and on top of their bells. Young jack fish often can be found swimming among their tentacles.


fthsm, glazzaro, ramthakur has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-28 4:37]

Hi Manyee,
I really like this yolk-like creature! Beautiful colors, light, clean blue background and extraordinary shapes.
TFS, José M.

  • Great 
  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-10-28 5:07]

It looks like a drop of yellow ink in water. Really interesting species. This photo is very good, because of composition and technics.
TFS Manyee.

Hello Manyee,

This is really a great Job with this photo, through glass isn't easy, grat Job colors spot on, perfect details, very crisp, noise is not to bad, great work,

TFS Kyle

  • Great 
  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-10-28 9:32]

Hi Manyee,
A very artistic photograph, and must have been a technical chalange too ! Good note.
Very well done and tFS

Splendide méduse,les coileurs sont superbes. Merci Thomas

Lovely color, interesting shape, seems to be more of a free spirit. ;) Nice work.


lovely shot, well composed. the colours look well saturated. the sharpness is good. the pov is very good. nice dof.the blue bg is in perfect contrast with yellow.well captured.

Hi Manyee!
What a beautiful composition you have created with this "jelly"! [ All I knew about jellies was that you ate them at times! My knowledge about under water organisms is really deplorable!!]
I love the colors of the jelly against the deep blue BG.

  • Great 
  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-28 14:56]

Hello Manyee,
Amazing shot, I really didnt know a jellyfish could look like this! He looks rather as if he's disintegrating! Great sharp shot! I love the colours.
TFS, Ulla

Hi Manyee,

A fantastic image...! This is all what I can say. Lovely composed with very attractive coloration/tonality.


  • Great 
  • swarg Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 21] (373)
  • [2006-12-18 15:47]

What an amazing creature and a stunning shot

Calibration Check