Aurelia Aurita

© Jill Odice

Aurelia Aurita

Uploaded: August 16, 2014 | Entered: August 16, 2014 00:02:23

Description

62 mm, F 5.6, 1/199 sec., ISO 3200. MT category, HDR created using NIK Color EFex Tonal Contrast and other filters 08/16/14
Mild stinger
The venom of Aurelia is harmless for humans and this jellyfish can be touched (in China it is a popular dish) even though, like all jellyfish it is very delicate and contacts can damage it.

Habitat
Aurelia lives in all oceans of the northern hemisphere, where it can be very abundant.

How to identify it
The umbrella can reach 30-40 cm, with marginal tentacles, discoidal, withish, with gonads arranged in four circles that are very evident through the transparent bell. The manubrium has four long oral arms. Many radial canals link the centre and the margin of the umbrella. Contrary to other species, this jellyfish lives well in aquaria and can be observed in the public aquaria throughout the world.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 3200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 62.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 60D

Comments

Debbie Bray August 16, 2014

What can I say, Jill! Just a huge WOW!! #1583115

Lana Arcemont level-classic August 16, 2014

Great Image, Jill! #11109350

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 16, 2014

Love those jellies, Jill. A stunning capture. #11109486

Julianne Bradford August 16, 2014

Marvelous work Jill! #11109513

Susan Weisensel August 16, 2014

Cool! #11109522

Carol Eade level-addict August 16, 2014

Beautifully done! #11109894

Carol Quina level-classic August 17, 2014

Super neat Jill. They look electrified! #11110380

Susan M. Campbell August 26, 2014

Excellent shot Jill! 😃 #11116827

Lisa B. North August 28, 2014

Fantastic! Great colors & white against black! #11119444

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