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small box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri, possibly yamaguchii)

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I've been contacted by a marine biologist called Bastian Bentlage who co-wrote a paper on Japanese box jellies and this little guy (the bell is about one inch/3cm wide) is quite probably a specimen of a recently discovered subspecies of Chironex called yamaguchii.

 

Here's the video on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWIunBay4FI

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Taken on August 26, 2007