Coral Beach Photo

Coral Beach - Hebrides

Jellyfish on Coral Beach

I am no expert, but I think this is Chryaora isosceles,which according to my book is a mainly pelagic(to be found in open sea, near the surface). However, it is sometimes seen in inshore waters in the summer months,and can be washed ashore in gales. It has an umbrella shaped body marked with a dark central spot and dark red radiating lines. Long tentacles are suspended from the lobed margin. It is seen mostly off south and west Britain and Ireland.

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Taken at: Coral Beach, North Scotland

Date taken / added: 17th Jul 2009

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