Category Archives: Blooms n Smacks

By The Wind Sailor (Velella velella) Video from MBARI

Everyone has been reporting the “blue jellyfish” washing up on west coast beaches this year… here is a great video from Steve Haddock at MBARI explaining who they are and what they do! “The secret life of Velella: Adrift with … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Video of the week: Sea nettles in Chile

This week’s jellyfish video is brought to us by YouTube user “SILENCIOAZULchile” and features a little known sea nettle from Chile, Chrysaora plocamia. The only common name appears to be “brown jellyfish” or medusa parda. These sea nettles occur in massive … Continue reading

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Jellyfish video of the week! Man finds Chrysaora melanaster on Alaskan beach…

This week’s YouTube find comes to us from user AlaskanPioneer. He found a beautiful jellyfish called Chrysaora melanaster or the Bering sea nettle. This species is commonly confused with the Japanese Sea Nettle, C. pacifica even though they come from two different areas … Continue reading

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Egg-Yolk Jellyfish Invade Monterey Bay

For almost a month now we have been inundated with the egg-yolk jellyfish here in Monterey Bay. I had the opportunity to dive Pt. Lobos State Park this past week and a lot of the egg-yolks were caught up in … Continue reading

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