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Aurelia aurita


Aurelia aurita
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Copyright: Donald Griesdale (vesalius) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 2 N: 17] (46)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-26
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 50mm f1.8
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JellyFish [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-15 19:55
Viewed: 5603
Points: 8
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Aurelia aurita
Moon Jelly or Saucer Jelly

These common sea jellyfish are found near the cost in warm and tropical waters but they can apprarently tolerate a broad range of temperatures (from -6 to 30 degrees Celsius). They are located in nearly all biogeographic regions.

They range in size from 5 to 40 cm.

Aurelia are carnivorous and feed on mollusks, crustaceans, nematodes etc. The horseshoe shaped structures are apparently their gonads.

I took this photo at the Osaka Aquarium, which is quite spectacular. They have a wonderful jellyfish exposition.

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An exquisite and interesting image, Donald. Very good composition and detail. Well done, and thankyou.
A belated welcome to TN.

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-04-16 1:48]

What a unige photo... I realy realy like it... It's so different and the colors and composition is superb.... Thanks a lot... Ina...

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-16 4:49]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté. J'aime beaucoup !
Well Done !!!

Very nice and artistic capture. A like a lot the composition.
Unusual in TN.
Well Done

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