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unknown jellyfish discovered by Elijah (#10380)

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Sighting Info

Observed: June 27, 2018 @ 8:40 AM
Posted on: August 3, 2018 @ 2:09 PM (diff: 37 days)
These red, fifty-millimetre-long jellyfish were crowded along the shoreline. Comb jellies were also present (pictures 5 and 9). Most of the photos were taken with a bucket, making the jellyfish appear orange.

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By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 2:24:13 PM

I saw these here one time last summer also. you got very nice photos of them.

By Elijah on 8/3/2018 2:39:27 PM

Thanks. I've been wondering whether they may be from deeper water, brought up from the weather the day before. 

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 3:24:17 PM

anything is possible. I have photos from last year somewhere.

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 3:27:31 PM

July 25 2017

Jellyfish discovered by Tclenche (#9546)

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 3:27:54 PM

the size is only 5 cm in my estimation though.

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 3:49:50 PM

possibly a Beroe's Common Comb Jelly

By Elijah on 8/3/2018 3:52:19 PM

Thanks for the information! I think I needed to put in millimetres. 

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 5:47:21 PM

50mm would sound about right based on my observations!

Great sightings!!

Did you see the tiny Herring that have been all along our shoreline?

By Elijah on 8/3/2018 6:26:28 PM

Yes, I have some pictures of them to post! I noticed that sand lance and threespine sticklebacks were among the school as well. 

By Tclenche on 8/3/2018 6:36:28 PM

it is common for both of those species to be among caplin.. I have posted several sightings of Sandlance this year. They are quite numerous here in the Petley area. Petley was called "upper Lance Cove" until about 1915.

All 4 Lance coves on Random Island are supposed to be named after the Sandlance.

for a video of the Herring, flounder, and Tomcods in action eating Caplin Eggs and young, check out

By Elijah on 8/3/2018 7:03:31 PM

That is very interesting. Thank you so much for the information! 

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