lions mane jelly, aquarium

The lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic and northern Pacific Oceans, seldom found farther south than 42´┐ŻN latitude. Similar jellyfish (which may be the same species) are known from the seas off Australia and New Zealand. The arctic Lion's mane jellyfish is one of the longest known animals; the largest recorded specimen had a bell (body) with a diameter of 2.3 m (7 feet 6 inches) and the tentacles reached 36.5 m (120 feet). It was found washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870. The ribbon worm Lineus longissimus may be even longer, growing to 55 m.

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Info F 5.6 1/15 ISO 800 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:02:10 12:36:26 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 3888
Height 2592 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 70.0 mm Exposure 1/15
F Number 5.6 ISO 800
White Bal. Manual Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 47.13 m
Latitude 49.3005611111111 Longitude -123.130638888889
Altitude 30479.69531 m File Size 5.3 MB
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