SN6090 : Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)

near to Borth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)
Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)
This specimen was about 300mm across (1 foot), lying on Borth beach, near one of the groynes. I think it had been dead for some time as it looked very battered. They really do look alien, especially when washed up on a beach.
Previously known as Rhizostoma octopus and commonly called the dust-bin lid jellyfish or barrel jellyfish, these creatures are quite common around Britain's west coast.
My thanks to Lodewijk van Walraven for correcting my faulty identification.
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2007
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Wednesday, 15 August, 2007   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 22 August, 2007
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