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Chrysaor reportedly a giant was the son of poseidon and medusa. His name translates as golden falchion.

East Urban Home Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish I Photographic

Size 1 3 feet 0 30 0 91 m diet variety of zooplankton including tiny crustaceans invertebrate larvae comb jellies small fishes fish eggs and larvae as well as other jellies.

Pacific sea nettle. Pacific sea nettles have a varied diet which includes fish comb jellies floating snails and other jellyfish. Sea nettles have a distinctive golden brown bell with a reddish tint. The genus name of sea nettle jellies chrysaora comes from greek mythology.

The bell can grow to be larger than one meter three feet in diameter in the wild though most are less than 50 cm across. The pacific sea nettle chrysaora fuscescens or west coast sea nettle is a common planktonic scyphozoan that lives in the eastern pacific ocean from canada to mexico. This jelly uses light sensing organs ocelli to migrate daily from dark deep water to sunlit surface water.

Read more about jellyfish and comb jellies. The pacific sea nettle or west coast sea nettle has the ability to control their movements in the water more than most species of jellyfish can. The pacific sea nettle has four oral arms that extend downward as much as 12 feet from its underside.

As a result they have more opportunity to get away from predators to find prey and to find the environment they wish to reside in. Despite their sting which is painful to humans but rarely dangerous sea nettles are eaten by sea turtles as well as several species of large fish and marine birds. The pacific sea nettle is a remarkably colorful type of jellyfish.

Pacific sea nettles also known as west coast sea nettles are in the class scyphozoa that of the jellies called true jellies. The pacific sea nettle s bell is yellow to reddish brown and the long ruffled tentacles can be yellow to dark maroon. Unlike many of their kind they happen to be quite common within their endemic range.