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Jellyfish & Houseguest

This common or Moon Jellyfish was one of many pulsing near the Red Sea surface close to the shore. Many had been damaged by boat propellers or reef fish which swim up from the bottom to feed voraciously on the mantle of the Jellyfish. Although it seems dangerous, this Jellyfish sting may only be a slight irritant to people and the stingers only work on its food. Interestingly, the resident fish living as a house guest can swim around the mantle and stingers quite safely, and provides a real point of interest.

Common Jellyfish - Aurelia aurita

Jellyfish are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the Phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. Moon Jellyfish often live in large groups in the sea. The moons are the reproductive organs. Males have white and females have pink/ purple moons. Moon Jellyfish have short tentacles along the edge of the bell and four short arms situated around the mouth for catching food and can range from 5 to 45cm. Their tentacles are poisonous for small marine animals, but people are not affected by the toxin since it does not penetrate the skin.

Nikon D300 Nikkor 10.5mm F2.8 Fisheye, F14 at 1/50th sec, ISO 200, Sea & Sea Housing and Two Sea & Sea YS250 strobes on ¼ power. Taken on snorkel at Sharm el sheik, Egypt

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn