It’s a Jelly Eat Jelly World

Preview Pink meanie jellyfish
(Mary Elizabeth Miller, Dauphin Island Sea Lab)

A “pink meanie” jellyfish (Drymonema larsoni)—a species found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean—feeds on a moon jelly (Aurelia). In 2014 Dr. Keith Bayha from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Dr. Michael Dawson from the University of California, Merced discovered that the pink meanie represents not only a new species, but an entirely new family of jellyfish. Learn more about jellyfish diversity.