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Moon Jelly

Invertebrates / Aurelia aurita
Length 10"
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

Moon Jellies are mesmerizing, almost magical, marine creatures that appear to perform and underwater ballet at the Tennessee Aquarium. Moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, can be found in every ocean on Earth but no one is really certain of their origin. Moons and other jellyfish, are often accidentally transported from one region to another in the ballast water of large seafaring ships. Once released these invasive species compete with native animals and add stress to troubled fisheries.

North Atlantic Ocean
temperate seas, typically estuaries and harbors
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