Project Description

This moon jelly (Aurelia labiata) has tentacles that are retracted more than usual as it pulses through the ocean.  These jellies appear to glow as sunlight filters through the water and reaches their translucent bells.  Moon jellies can grow to 16 inches (40 cm) across, and live worldwide in temperate seas, but here on the west coast they have a range from southern Alaska to southern California.