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Photos: A Look at Some of the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Tentacles

Jellyfish tentacles close up

Muave stinger jellyfish (Pelagia noctiluca) photographed off the Balearic Islands, Spain. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Minguell)

If you’ve spent some time at the coast this summer, the chances are you’ve had a close encounter with a jellyfish, as these invertebrates have earned quite the reputation in the media for “invading” coastal areas and causing a “jellyfish apocalypse” in recent years.


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Scientists Launch World’s First Jellyfish Database

A purple-striped jellyfish (Pelagia noctiluca) in the Cabrera National Park

A purple-striped jellyfish (Pelagia noctiluca) spotted in the Cabrera National Park, Balearic Islands, Spain during a 2007 Oceana expedition.

Over the past few years, jellyfish sunk a Japanese fishing vessel, forced a nuclear power plant to shut down in Sweden, and caused several other nuisances around the planet.


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