|We have no idea what kind of jellyfish this is.|
Vlad found this little guy swimming in the marina and caught him in a plastic box for me. You can't tell by the photo, but those orange stripes had stuff - I'm not sure what - pulsing through them, almost like cars moving down a highway. We looked at him for a bit, put him back in the water and watched as he floated away. If anyone has any idea what kind of jelly he is, I would love to know.
One could argue that I post too often about jellyfish, but I just can't help it! They're fascinating creatures, and for a while my favorite animal was the Portuguese Man-O-War after I saw a ton of them on the beach at Padre Island. Though in the same phylum, technically, Man-O-War aren't true jellyfish but rather a colony of tiny animals that have "agreed" to live together in symbiotic, stinging harmony. And despite they're ferocious sting, I thought they were beautiful.
|One of the Man-O-War we saw. Not a lot of swimming that day!|