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|A Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita L.), the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, Scotland. |
The Moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita L., is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter, and can be recognized by its four purple-blue, horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. This species is found along the eastern Atlantic coast of Northern Europe and the western Atlantic coast of North America. The tentacles of the moon jellyfish are poisonous for small marine animals but people are not affected by the toxin since it does not penetrate the skin.
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very special shot of this jellyfish, i love his purple color, great composition and point of view
Thanks for sharing
Beautiful species and attractive color. Not often seen n TN. Well captured in its natural habitat. I like decentralized placement here.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,