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  Encyclopedia: Moon jelly
Moon jellies are members of the 95% of the animal kingdom not possessing a backbone, called invertebrates.
Moon jellies are some of the most encountered jellies in the world.
The rarest jelly in the exhibit is the fl jellyfish.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Moon-jelly   (692 words)

  
 North Carolina Aquariums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Moon jellies are common in North Carolina waters during the summer and fall.
It is distinct from the moon jelly in that its oral arms are longer and it has fewer yet longer tentacles.
The mushroom jelly feeds on tiny plankton that are swept into its mouth by the beating of hairlike cilia on its arms.
www.ncaquariums.com /newsite/askaquarium/ata/jelly.htm   (896 words)

  
 AquaFacts
Jellies don't have eyes like we know them; some medusae have ocelli which are light-sensitive spots on the rim of the bell.
Moon jellies range from the Arctic to Florida and from Alaska to southern California.
The moon jellies at the Aquarium are fed a daily meal of larval brine shrimp that have been enriched with fatty acids as well as frozen plankton once a week.
www.vanaqua.org /education/aquafacts/jellyfish.html   (624 words)

  
 New Jersey Scuba Diver - Marine Biology - Jellyfishes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Comb Jellies are in the phylum Ctenophora, and are completely unrelated to jellyfishes, as are Sea Butterflies and Corollas, which are mollusks.
Small jellies (up to 1" across) are most likely the medusa stage of some hydroid, while large jellies are usually the dominant stage of a species in which the polyp stage is almost absent.
Jellies range from Cape Cod to the Carolinas and are common in the Chesapeake Bay as far north as Baltimore.
www.njscuba.net /biology/sw_jellies.html   (2192 words)

  
 Moon Jelly
Air bubbles are another concern—the bubbles could harm the moon jellies or force them to the surface of the tank where they would die.
It was designed specifically for moon jellies, with a unique oval shape, special pipes and screens to keep them moving just right, and a life support system that cleans and “settles” the water.
Moon jellies are always on display at The Living Coast, and you can see at least two life stages—juveniles in the small tank and adults in the large tank.
www.brookfieldzoo.org /pagegen/generate.asp?pageid=1022   (806 words)

  
 Easy Reader Story
The moon jelly feeds itself by capturing food on the surface of its bell, using mucus to ensnare zooplankton.
Moon jellies’ life cycle is characterized by each generation consisting of two separate yet distinct forms.
Moon jellies have their own aquarium at the SEA Lab, an interactive coastal science education center in Redondo Beach that offers free and low cost programs for children of all ages to enjoy.
easyreader.hermosawave.net /news2002/storypage.asp?StoryID=20026869&IssuePath=news2005/0728   (538 words)

  
 The truth about jellyfish
Shape, for example, varies from the familiar umbrella or bell-shaped dome of the lion's mane to the saucer flatness of the moon jelly to the full-bodied roundness of the cannonball jelly.
Comb jellies are members of the phylum Ctenophora (TEEn a for a); true jellies, along with corals and anemones, belong to the phylum Cnidaria (Nih DAR e uh).
Comb jellies in Narragansett Bay, for example, have the capacity to clear the entire crop of fish eggs present in the Bay's upper reaches during ctenophore blooms.
seagrant.gso.uri.edu /factsheets/jellyfish.html   (1523 words)

  
 New Page 1
Moon jellies may reach 10 inches in diameter.
Though moon jellies contract their bells to propel themselves through the water, they are weak swimmers unable to overcome the effects of winds and water currents, and are thus considered to be planktonic.
A moon jelly swimming in the Indian River Lagoon.
www.sms.si.edu /IRLFieldGuide/Aureli_aurit.htm   (176 words)

  
 Monterey Bay Aquarium: Online Field Guide
Instead of long, trailing tentacles, moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell.
They know the adult male moon jelly releases strands of sperm, which are ingested by female moon jellies.
Although they didn’t get to the moon, nearly 2,500 moon jelly polyps and ephyrae—two early stages in the jelly life cycle—went into orbit aboard the space shuttle Columbia in May 1991.
www.mbayaq.org /efc/living_species?hOri=0&hab=3&inhab=442   (383 words)

  
 Aurelia
Moon jellies differ from other large West Coast scyphomedusae in that they lack the long, potent stinging tentacles that people generally associate with jellyfish.
Instead, the moon jelly may capture food on the surface of the bell using mucus to ensnare zooplankton prey.
This is a common jelly in Europe where it probably originated, and may also now be found off Japan and the U.S. East Coast, and in the Gulf of Mexico.
jellieszone.com /aurelia.htm   (444 words)

  
 Aurelia Laboratory Exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aurelia aurita, the moon jelly, although common in coastal waters, is not dangerous.
Cyanea capillata, the lion’s mane jelly, and Chrysaora quinquecirrha, the sea nettle, are a different matter and are a hazard to swimmers and fishermen.
Aurelia aurita, the moon jelly, is a common, cosmopolitan, largely coastal jellyfish.
www.lander.edu /rsfox/310aureliaLab.html   (3053 words)

  
 Moon Jellyfish
The moon jellyfish is one of the most abundant jellyfish in the Mid-Atlantic region.
While the sting of the moon jellyfish may be irritating, species such as the Portuguese Man-of-War may inflict much more serious, even deadly, stings.
In August or September, the moon jellyfish's arms have a distinct pink color because of the large number of developing larvae on the edge of the umbrella.
www.ocean.udel.edu /kiosk/mjelley.html   (289 words)

  
 Explore the Zoo at Riverbanks: Aquarium/Reptile Complex (Moon Jelly)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, they are not fish and an effort has been made to correct the name to reflect their true identity.
As adults, moon jellies can reach a size of 15 inches in diameter.
Unlike many jellies, the stinging cells of moons are not powerful enough to penetrate human skin.
www.riverbanks.org /s02zoo/factsheet/mjelly.shtml   (205 words)

  
 Oregon Coast Aquarium JellyCam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The animal on display is the Oregon moon jelly, Aurelia labiata.
Hanging from the center of the bell are the jelly's lacy
The purplish clover pattern in the middle of the jelly's bell are its gonads or reproductive organs.
www.aquarium.org /jellies/jellycam.htm   (101 words)

  
 No One Sings the Praises of the Dreaded Jelly Fish
Hardly the beached mound of jelly commonly seen in so many coastal areas, here the supreme ocean being drifts free, each simple characteristic acting in flawless harmony to create a creature that is perhaps the world's most successful life form.
Some, such as a species of moon jellyfish, only 1.5 inches in diameter, pulse up to 3600 amazing feet a day: the equivalent of a six-foot human swimming 33 miles.
With the mere essentials of a nerve net, but with no brain to guide it, with a gut, but no anus, with only two layers of skin, eyeless and brainless with sparse sensors to sense danger, food, direction and light, with but a single muscle and no bones, the jellyfish is a simple creature.
www.amnh.org /nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/1998/jfish.html   (1482 words)

  
 California Academy of Sciences - Headline Science - Invasion of the Jellies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Farther offshore, masses of native moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) are devouring plankton, the base of the food chain.
As most animal populations exist in natural cycles of boom and bust, the jelly numbers may decline without human intervention, although scientists from Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama are concerned that Phyllorhiza could survive the winter in the hardy polyp stage of development.
Moon jellies are available for viewing in the Venoms exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences.
www.calacademy.org /science_now/archive/headline_science/10100_jellies.html   (296 words)

  
 Aquarium
The jellies rest or swim upside-down to expose the algae to the sun.
Comb jellies are ctenophores, with rows of iridescent combs instead of stinging tentacles.
The adults on display at the Aquarium (and on the JellyCam) are the Oregon moon jelly, Aurelia labiata.
www.aquarium.org /jellies/aquarium.htm   (349 words)

  
 "Jelly Be and The Moon Rocket" Evan LaGasse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jelly Be Wellikers strolled over to the big blue round table and took his seat between smelly Jim McKenzie and dirty Frank McMurtry.
Jelly thought of the garbage dump this morning, he had thrown her body away.
And Jelly Be Wellikers was overwhelmed with a euphoric sense.
www.thewritegallery.com /writing/jelly_be.html   (847 words)

  
 Wired News: Jellies: Art, Science and Om
It's the moon jelly room at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which on any given afternoon doubles as a scientific art exhibit on the world of jellyfish and a peaceful, soothing place of meditation and communion.
The moon jelly room is only one part of the exhibit, which showcases the diversity and beauty of jellies and documents how marine life has inspired a variety of different artists.
Most of the species of jellies in the exhibit are new to the aquarium and displayed as if in an art gallery rather than a fish tank.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,51745,00.html   (820 words)

  
 Ask a Marine Specialist :: Maui Ocean Center :: The Hawaiian Aquarium
To feed the moon jellies, we mix live baby brine shrimp in a pitcher, and gently place it in the water, to release all the shrimp.
Moon jellies can’t actively hunt their prey, but instead the shrimp gets trapped in the jelly’s mucus layer, which covers its whole body.
The Moon Jelly Exhibit is definitely one of the favorites here, and people are certainly surprised to come around the corner and see a diver surrounded by hundreds of moon jellies!
www.mauioceancenter.com /CommunityEducation/Ask_A_Marine_Specialist.html   (342 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay - TheChesapeakeBay.com
The Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita) is a clear, flattened disk, with numerous small tentacles around the edge, and a pink four-leaf clover design in the middle.
The Moon Jelly also occurs in southern Chesapeake Bay during the summer.
Comb jellies are a favorite food of sea nettles, and they reduce comb jelly populations to zero in the tributaries during the summer when oyster larvae are most abundant.
thechesapeakebay.com /jellyfish_facts.shtml   (1793 words)

  
 BioMedia Mystery Organism Quiz - Mar01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The moon jelly Aurelia, a mildly toxic and widespread scyphozoan jellyfish.
Aurelia - the moon jelly, distinguished by its prominent gonads
This is a highly transparent jelly with very distinct and numerous rib-like radial canals.
ebiomedia.com /feat/quizMar01.html   (245 words)

  
 Olympus Microscopy Resource Center: Specialized Microscopy Techniques - Differential Interference Contrast Image ...
In fact, Aurelia aurita, better known as the moon jelly, has tentacles so small that few notice them on first sight.
Since their tentacles are not well suited for capturing prey, moon jellies often ensnare zooplankton with the mucus that covers their outer surfaces, transporting the food to their mouths with the help of cilia.
Aurelia jellyfish are unisexual, males releasing spermatozoa into the sea to fertilize the eggs of a female.
www.olympusmicro.com /primer/techniques/dic/dicgallery/aureliasmall.html   (284 words)

  
 Top Stories
The moon jelly is one of the most common jellyfish in Narragansett Bay.
Moon jellies are made up almost entirely of water and will not hold their shape when out of the water.
The clear blobs often found washed up along the shore are most often dead moon jellies.
www.eastbayri.com /story/314869364403154.php   (442 words)

  
 Wildlife of Sydney - Fact File - Moon Jelly
The Moon Jelly is a common ocean animal and can sometimes be extremely abundant.
Currents may sweep many of these jellyfish into sheltered bays and they are often washed up on beaches.
The Moon Jelly is one of the favourite foods of many species of turtles.
faunanet.gov.au /wos/factfile.cfm?Fact_ID=16   (132 words)

  
 JELLYFISH-SEA SCIENCE SERIES
The mushroom jelly is often mistaken for the cannonball jelly, but it differs in many ways.
The larger mushroom jelly, growing to 20 inches in diameter, lacks the brown bands associated with the cannonball and is much flatter and softer.
Probably the most widely recognized jellyfish, the moon jelly is relatively infrequent in South Carolina waters.
www.dnr.sc.gov /marine/pub/seascience/jellyfi.html   (2219 words)

  
 Aquarium of the Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Commonly found in Europe, Japan, the Gulf of Mexico and along the east coast of North America.
Moon jellies typically feed on zooplankton (microscopic animals that drift in the water) such as copepods.
Sea turtles are a common predator of moon jellies.
www.aquariumofthebay.com /education/fish_facts/fish.asp?idd=192&catid=77   (100 words)

  
 EXN.ca | Discovery
These are the stinging cells or nematocysts of a jellyfish, called a moon jelly, Aurelia.
If we look at the undersurface of this small moon jelly, we can see the mouth.
If you kiss a sea anemone your lips will go numb as the toxin reaches the nerve cells which are close to the skin's surface: a very sensitive region is your lip.
www.exn.ca /Stories/2000/04/03/51.asp   (323 words)

  
 moon shadows, jelly fish monkies, and the "so-called" potato famine -- The Navajo Singing Wire
moon shadows, jelly fish monkies, and the "so-called" potato famine -- The Navajo Singing Wire
I have just read rustywire's moon shadows, and as with all of rustywire's work, I thoroughly enjoyed it and most importantly, was touched deep in my soul.
Slicing the potato I think of this, and then a story comes on the television of a lab monkey named ANDi, who has been implanted with the DNA of a jellyfish and I shake my head...
www.voy.com /10616/52.html   (1313 words)

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