Mushroom Cap Jellyfish

These photos were taken off Cayo Costa State Park (La Costa Island) in southwest Florida. They were sent in by H. Tiner. Great photos of a Mushroom Cap Jelly. This jelly has no tentacles, but does have some appendages under the bell with brownish pigmentation. The bell is clear or translucent white and can grow to 20 inches in diameter. In the first two photos, the jelly is upside-down. The third photo shows the jelly from above, floating in shallow water.

Photo copyright 2007 H. Tiner

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Photo copyright 2007 H. Tiner

Photo copyright 2007 H. Tiner

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