Japanese Sea Nettle Jellyfish

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    The Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora melanaster), also called a northern sea nettle or brown jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean. (It is sometimes referred to as a Pacific sea nettle, but this name is also used for Chrysaora fuscescens; the name "Japanese Sea Nettle" is also used for Chrysaora pacifica. This jelly's medusa can reach 60 centimeters in length with tentacles growing up to three meters. It dwells at depths of up to 100 meters, where it feeds on copepods, larvaceans, small fish, large zooplankton, and other jellies. The sting is mild, although can cause serious skin irritation and burning.

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