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Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) discovered by Marcel Roy (#826)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 12, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
Posted on: August 19, 2012 @ 12:42 PM (diff: 38 days)
Comments:
Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) - Although capable of attaining a bell diameter of 2.5 metres (8.2 ft), these jellyfish can vary greatly in size, those found in lower latitudes are much smaller than their far northern counterparts with bells about 50 centimetres (20 in) in diameter. The tentacles of larger specimens may trail as long as 30 metres (98 ft) or more. These extremely sticky tentacles are grouped into eight clusters, each cluster containing over 100 tentacles, arranged in a series of rows.

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