Moon jelly

Moon Jelly
Aurelia aurita
The Moon Jelly is translucent, usually
about 25-40 cm across and can be
recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped
gonads that are easily seen through the
top of the bell. It is capable of only limited
motion; like other jellies it primarily drifts
with the current even when it is swimming.
It feeds by collecting crustaceans,
fish fry, plankton, mollusks and
other sea jellies with its mucusy
bell and nematocyst-laden
tentacles and bringing the prey into
its body for digestion.
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