SN6090 : Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)

taken 10 years ago, near to Borth, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo)
Blue jellyfish (Rhizostoma pulmo), taken 10 years ago
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 previous faulty identification.
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Wednesday, 15 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 August, 2007
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