Japanese Sea Nettles

This gallery contains 3 photos. While not as large as their Pacific cousins, Japanese sea nettles are still a big draw at the Vancouver Aquarium. Especially when they congregate in a smack (the proper term of venery) like this one.


Their striped medusa (hoods) distinguish Japanese sea nettles (aka brown jellyfish) from Pacific sea nettles.


Their undersides hint at delicate, nebulous, and luminous creatures that can nonetheless deliver a nasty though rarely fatal sting if provoked.



11 thoughts on “Japanese Sea Nettles

Your comments are like chocolate for my soul ... I can never get enough of them! Bonus brownie points for witty comments! I love a good turn of phrase. :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s