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Backside of the moon (ode to Tony) If the moon had any water, I bet the other side of the moon, with all its mysteries, it would hold creatures just like this: Moon Jellyfish. Aren't they angel like? API API,Aurelia aurita,Geotagged,United Kingdom,moonlight jellyfish,scarborough,sealife center Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Backside of the moon (ode to Tony)

If the moon had any water, I bet the other side of the moon, with all its mysteries, it would hold creatures just like this: Moon Jellyfish. Aren't they angel like?

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  1. Spotted in the beautiful Sealife Centre in Scarborough I dreamed minutes away in front of this aquarium. Awaiting the day I can dive with my DSLR.. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Lovely, dreamy, original post. Promoted as a welcome-back gesture! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Thx, glad you like it. Yep, I was offline for about a month. Glad to be back! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Welcome back Ludo, indeed nice to watch (or is it Jan from now on ;-) ) Posted 8 years ago
      1. Ghehe, yeah, I bet my voice on the phone was pretty impressive, or was it now:) Posted 8 years ago
  3. Great men! Posted 8 years ago
  4. my first idea was smoke, couldnt imagine, that it is a medusa. this is great. a wow-picture again, ludosak. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks Karin, call me Ludo if you want. wow, were it smoke it would have been a truly miraculous capture;) Posted 8 years ago

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''Aurelia aurita'' is a widely studied species of the genus ''Aurelia''. All species in the genus are closely related, and it is difficult to identify ''Aurelia'' medusae without genetic sampling; most of what follows applies equally to all species of the genus.

The medusa is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm in diameter, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton and mollusks with.. more

Similar species: Semaeostomeae
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Aug 7, 2012. Captured Jul 21, 2012 13:58 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 6RP, UK.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/1.8
  • 1/60s
  • ISO1600
  • 50mm