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Compass Jellyfish

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Compass Jellyfish

Post by MisterT » 21 Jul 2016, 17:08

Several Compass Jellyfish were found washed up on the beach at Frobost today. They are usually found out at sea where they feed on small fish, crustaceans and other jellyfish, but they are sometimes washed up on beaches during the summer months, especially on the south and west coasts of England and Wales.
Compass Jellyfish are tinged orange-brown and have 16 dark brown V-shaped lines radiating from the centre which divide the bell into 32 lobes around the edge. They have four long, frilly mouth arms which extend below their 24 tentacles. Compass Jellyfish change their sex from male to female as they mature. They can give a very painful sting, so be careful.

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Compass Jellyfish, the flipside

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