Volume 5    Number 11

Moon Jelly Prowls the Open Ocean
near Bimini in The Bahamas

Moon Jelly Prowls the Open Ocean

Moon Jellyfish are animals that live in the open ocean. These animals swim by pulsing their bodies like opening and closing an umbrella, pushing themselves through the water.

This Moon Jellyfish was about 7 inches across. It was swimming from right to left in front of the camera. Notice how easy it is to see through the Moon Jellyfish. Its translucent body gives it some protection, making it harder for predators to see it.

Sea Turtles are some of the animals that might catch and eat these Jellyfish. You can see several pictures of Sea Turtles on the ReefNews website.

  Learn more about the reefs of Bimini from the ReefNews CD-ROM, "Bimini: Jewel of the Gulf Stream." Order your own copy of this educational CD-ROM from the ReefNews Online Catalog.



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