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PURPLE-STRIPED JELLY (Chrysaora colorata, formerly Pelagia colorata): (Juvenile) a species of jellyfish that exists primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. The bell (body) can grow up to 3 feet, w/a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with the age of the individual, consisting typically of eight marginal long dark arms, and four central frilly oral arms. Its stinging tentacles are used to bring in mainly small prey, including zooplankton, larval fish, & fish eggs.

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Portuguese Man of War tentacles. Its tentacles are actually one of the four separate polyps that make up the animal (each considered a separate organism).

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24 hours in pictures

Read this article about how the ph changes in the ocean is favoring an increase of Jellyfish communes in the ocean. We actively can help by choosing sustainable fishes like albacore instead of tuna. And by keeping up with the world around us.

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When science and beauty collide: Dazzling photographs reveal the often hidden wonders of our world - and prove that research needn't be dull

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Innovative shibori textile design with delicate, organic-inspired. this gives the feel of a jellyfish with their stingers or their tentacles, in which they have below them.

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The monsters of the deep photographed by one intrepid diver

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