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moon jellyfish floating under water
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Moon Jellyfish

These alien-looking creatures are named for their translucent, moonlike circular bells. Moon jellies have a very minor sting.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Aurelia aurita


Common in waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans

Location in the Zoo

Carruth Natural Encounters

Cool Animal Fact

Like other species of jellyfish, these animals do not have eyes, a brain, or a heart. They are also 95% water.