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Post by Brent on September 24th 2009, 2:00 pm

Every year at the beach, numerous amounts of "blobs" as I call them can be found in the water. They are completely see-through other than a few purple perpendicular lines lining the inner edge. I believe them to be jellyfish, though they do not have tentacles. They range from a single inch to approximately 6 inches in length. They are definately not Mushroom Cap Jellyfish.

Can anyone tell me what these things might be?
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Post by Bluntokian on September 24th 2009, 2:18 pm

A blob by chance? Razz

Nah, I really have no clue.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 6:53 pm

Are they purple in the center? I have seen something that sounds similar in Imperial Beach, CA

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Post by Jacobnano on September 25th 2009, 8:39 pm

Probably a moon jelly (there are ones that have perpendicular lines, I just forget the name) or a similar one. Go out at night, grab a living one and shake it, it will light up. <-Flourescent

Take a pic!
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 8:43 pm

Agreed.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 10:46 pm

I'll take a pic next year. The water has already gone frigid.

Yeah, purple in the center. It most likely is a Moon Jelly from what you say, although it looks nothing like the pictures on google. I'll be sure to check eventually!
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 10:48 pm

Yeah those are definitely what they have in IB. I will see if i can find some.

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Re: An Odd Blob...

Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 10:54 pm

'Kay.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 10:56 pm

http://images.google.com/images?q=Aurelia%20aurita&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi Moon jelly. Just on the beach they are blobs cause there not in the water.

Moving to Other Inverts Forum.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 11:04 pm

Alright, I wasn't sure if it was an invert or not so that's why I put it here.

And, that's not what they look like here... Not at all.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 11:13 pm

Interesting. Maybe you have a sub species? What they look like on the beach is round blobs with purple centers and if you pick them up they fall apart but in the ocean they can open up and swim as shown in the pictures.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 11:18 pm

I never see them on the beach, although it is true that they fall apart if picked up. In the water the hardly open at all, though it is possible to see them propelling themselves through the water from a small opening.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 11:34 pm

Well who knows. All i can say is get in a dry suit and take some pics!

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 11:51 pm

I dunno... The sea is pretty dangerous after summer, the undertow always increases as the year progresses. I promise to take pictures next summer though.
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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 12:01 am

Okay. Hopefully by then our forum is a huge busy reef forum Very Happy.

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Post by Brent on September 26th 2009, 12:43 am

I'm sure it will be!
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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 1:03 am

I hope your right Very Happy.

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Post by Brent on September 26th 2009, 1:25 am

I'm almost always right... Just not with abbreviations Laughing
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Post by Bluntokian on September 26th 2009, 1:37 am

I hope your not right. I have a hard enough time keeping up with TPF much less if this one gets huge like...Well...Child friendly forum...Cant link sites for illegal things...
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Post by Brent on September 26th 2009, 1:39 am

TPF is difficult to keep up with, I'll admit.
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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 2:34 am

HA TPF is nothing. I swear on Nano-Reef i can't even find some of my posts! No but i want it to get big like RC and NR.

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Post by Brent on September 26th 2009, 10:15 am

NR get's thousands of posts daily... Everytime you post less than I minute later your topic is gone halfway down the list of active topics. I think it'd be cool for this one to get big, but maybe not Nano-Reef big.
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Post by Bluntokian on September 26th 2009, 4:10 pm

I can top all 3...PF. Il send you a link.
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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 4:47 pm

I'm sure that site does get lots of posts daily...

Anyways. Did you ever find out what kind of jellyfish it was?

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Post by Brent on September 27th 2009, 8:46 am

It does... Although I may have exaggerated a bit Razz

Well, Yahoo has people asking questions about them from pretty much around the world, but nobody seems to have an answer. :/
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