Abundant in shallow water off dock.
Still seeing Beroe in the Sound and Bay. Big ones.
common in my area.
at Suma aquarium.
Collected more than 10 specimens while looking for Mnemopsis. Found only Beroe. Turned over to Sid Tamm.
Sid Tamm stopped me to show me two specimens he collected from Eel Pond dock. Noteworthy for date and species. Didn't have time to take photo but I noted both specimens as Beroe and Sid verified they were ovata.
Collected off yacht club beach.
Sea gooseberry, Ctenophora pleurobrachia
Clusters drifting past jetty (closed, structure unsafe).
Why is there a sign here "Pohatu Marine Reserve" when the reserve is in Flea Bay?
I observed many Common Comb Jellies, Mnemiopsis leidyi, at University Beach, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Mar. 3, 2011.
I occasionally see this species at this location, but not as many as I saw that day. I also saw several Cannonball Jellyfish. It was probably after a windy day.
The photos are not very clear, but these are the common comb jellies. Although they may look like jellyfish, they are not related. In fact, they belong to a different phylum, Ctenophora.
Ctenophores are very cool to observe underwater because they produce amazing sparkling lights on the eight rows of ciliated combs as they beat continuously as its propulsion.
Ctenophora (/tɨˈnɒfərə/; singular ctenophore, /ˈtɛnəfɔr/ or /ˈtiːnəfɔr/; from the Greek κτείς kteis 'comb' and φέρω pherō 'carry'; commonly known as comb jellies) is a phylum of animals that live in marine waters worldwide. Their most distinctive feature is the "combs", groups of cilia they use for swimming, and they are the largest animals that swim by means of cilia – adults of various species range from a few millimeters to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in size. Like cnidarians,...