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    • Cnidarians
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Anemone Order Actiniaria

Observer

coffearobusta42

Date

April 20, 2014 11:09 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

taj

Date

July 31, 2014 10:49 AM PDT

Place

Mori Point (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

nhm_nature

Date

August 16, 2014

Description

"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana

Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to nature@nhm.org.

Photos / Sounds

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What

moon jelly Aurelia aurita

Observer

kevinhintsa

Date

August 16, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

Description

A dozen found at the high tide line north of Pescadero Creek .

Photos / Sounds

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What

Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Observer

hfabian

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Stranded on beach.

Photos / Sounds

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What

By-the-wind-sailor Velella velella

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Aggregating Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 17, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

lion's mane jellyfish Cyanea capillata

Observer

dreierj

Date

August 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

giant green anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

Observer

dreierj

Date

October 22, 1989

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

aggregating anemone Anthopleura elegantissima

Observer

dreierj

Date

October 22, 1989

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What

Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Observer

calopteryx

Date

August 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange-Striped Green Sea Anemone Diadumene lineata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 16, 2014 12:05 PM PDT

Description

See orange stripes on the stalk of the one in the middle; most were striped very pale orange.

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Description from Wikipedia

Cnidaria (/naɪˈdɛəriə/ with a silent c) is a phylum containing over 10,000species of animals found exclusively in aquatic and mostly marine environments. Their distinguishing feature is cnidocytes, specialized cells that they use mainly for capturing prey. Their bodies consist of mesoglea, a non-living jelly-like substance, sandwiched between two layers of epithelium that are mostly one cell thick. They have two basic body forms: swimming medusae and sessile polyps, both of which are radially symmetrical with mouths...

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