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  • Always loved the colors of jellyfish…I could watch them all day long…their colors are quite cosmic…peace, love, rok on jellies!!! heehee :o)*

Jellyfish (also known as jellies or sea jellies or Medusozoa) are free-swimming members of the phylum Cnidaria. Jellyfish have several different morphologies that represent several different cnidarian classes including the Scyphozoa (over 200 species), Staurozoa (about 50 species), Cubozoa (about 20 species), and Hydrozoa (about 1000–1500 species that make jellyfish and many more that do not). Medusais another word for jellyfish, and refers to any free-swimming jellyfish stages in the phylum Cnidaria.
Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Some hydrozoan jellyfish, or hydromedusae, are also found in fresh water; freshwater species are less than an inch (25 mm) in diameter, are colorless and do not sting. These are the large, often colorful, jellyfish that are common in coastal zones worldwide. Scientists have evidence of Jellyfish roaming the seas for about 500 million years. 
In its broadest sense, the term jellyfish also generally refers to members of the phylum Ctenophora. Although not closely related to cnidarian jellyfish, ctenophores are also free-swimming planktonic carnivores, are generally transparent or translucent, and exist in shallow to deep portions of all the world’s oceans.
Alternative names for groups of jellyfish are scyphomedusae, stauromedusae, cubomedusae, and hydromedusae. These may relate to an entire order or class.

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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    So pretty. A fave.

  • TY very much Judy and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Babcia
    Babciaover 3 years ago

    Awesome intense image!

  • TY very much Barbara :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 3 years ago

    FANTASTIC!! :)

  • TY very much Greg :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture! It looks like a space ship from outer space!

  • heehee…TY very much and for the fave…I had to blacken the background because it is such a pretty blue and I wanted it to stand out :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 3 years ago

    Excellent capture of this fish :-)

  • TY very much Linda and for the fave :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Wonderful …Julie.

  • TY very much Julie :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • thanx for the fave also :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Dawn.

  • TY very much Steven :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • thanx for the fave also :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • TY so very much Trish :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • TY so very much blue!!! :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • thanx for the fave also :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    WOW!!!!

  • heehee…must mean you like!!! LOL TY much Carol :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

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