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A Crystal Jelly. A very active sea jelly that was pulsating quite rapidly. Quite a different specimen from our common Moon Jelly.  <br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81199/aurelia_labiata_or_moon_jelly.html" title="Aurelia labiata, or Moon Jelly"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2839/81199_thumb.jpeg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1625702410&Signature=S0NSFLMIhf3UFa3T8ZheRHDcr%2Bo%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Aurelia labiata, or Moon Jelly This sea jelly is the Northern Pacific version of A. aurita. This specimen was photographed while I was standing on our deck. The sea jelly being close to the surface and the sun shining certainly helped taking the photo. Aurelia labiata,Canada,Geotagged,Moon Jelly,Summer" /></a></figure><br />
 A treat to see from our deck! Aequorea victoria,Canada,Crystal Jelly,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A Crystal Jelly.

A very active sea jelly that was pulsating quite rapidly. Quite a different specimen from our common Moon Jelly.

Aurelia labiata, or Moon Jelly This sea jelly is the Northern Pacific version of A. aurita. This specimen was photographed while I was standing on our deck. The sea jelly being close to the surface and the sun shining certainly helped taking the photo. Aurelia labiata,Canada,Geotagged,Moon Jelly,Summer

A treat to see from our deck!

    comments (6)

  1. Mesmerizing creature! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks. Yes, it would have been fun to see it at night because of its bioluminescence. Posted one year ago
  2. How fantastic! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, lucky timing on my part. Posted one year ago
  3. Amazing Gary.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, it truly is. Interesting to see. Posted one year ago

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''Aequorea victoria'', also sometimes called the crystal jelly, is a bioluminescent hydrozoan jellyfish, or hydromedusa, that is found off the west coast of North America.

The species is best known as the source of two proteins involved in bioluminescence, aequorin, a photoprotein, and green fluorescent protein.

Similar species: Leptothecata
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded May 8, 2020. Captured in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.