Egg Yolk, Jelly

A Large Jelly
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These striking jellyfish grow to 2 feet (60 cm.) in diameter and are found in cool ocean water.


Egg-Yolk Jelly external link (Phacellophora camtschatica)   •  Also known as the fried egg jellyfish   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium external link internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:02:46 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2231
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Long Tentacles
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Sixteen clusters of of a dozen or so tentacles each can grow to 20 feet (6 meters) long.


Egg-Yolk Jelly external link (Phacellophora camtschatica)   •  Also known as the fried egg jellyfish   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium external link internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:02:48 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2232
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Like A Fried Egg
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It yellow interior and white outer bell create the appearance of a fried or poached egg.


Egg-Yolk Jelly external link (Phacellophora camtschatica)   •  Also known as the fried egg jellyfish   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium external link internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:02:50 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2233
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Weak Sting
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Its sting is so weak that small crustaceans will ride on is bell and steal food from its tentacles.


Egg-Yolk Jelly external link (Phacellophora camtschatica)   •  Also known as the fried egg jellyfish   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium external link internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 21 October 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:02:54 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2236
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