16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Black Sea Nettles drift by a window at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Black Sea Nettles (Chrysaora achlyos) cluster at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. Considered a giant jellyfish, the diameter of the bell of a Black Sea Nettle can be nearly 3 ft. with trailing, stinging tentacles up to 25 ft. It lives a mysterious life, and there is still alot to learn about its life cycle and habits.

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Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Monterey, California, California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Mari Mullen