It’s a Jelly Eat Jelly World

A “pink meanie” jellyfish (Drymonema larsoni)—a species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean—feeds on a moon jelly (Aurelia). Dr. Keith Bayha from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Dr. Michael Dawson from the University of California, Merced recently discovered that the pink meanie represents not only a new species, but an entirely new family of jellyfish. Learn more about jellyfish diversity.

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The jelly shown here is a Drymonema larsoni, or "pink meanie".

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There is such as thing as the compass jelly, the scientific name for it is Chrysaora hysoscella. Learn more about it here.