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Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata)

Purple-striped jellies mysteriously appear near the shores of Monterey in certain seasons. Young cancer crabs are often found clinging to these jellies, even inside the gut. The crab helps the jelly by eating parasitic amphipods. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Keywords:Aquarium, Jellyfish
Author Name:Ben Fertig
Author Company:IAN, UMCES
Date Created:01/15/2011
Media Type:Photo
Dimensions:1600 x 1200 pixels
File Size:1.61 MB