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Ptychogastria polaris  (Jellyfish)

Photo of Ptychogastria polaris by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #83549)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Howe Sound Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat marine, benthic
Photo Date June 17, 2015 Upload Date August 25, 2015
Elevation (m) -20
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.5530666666667
UTM Easting Longitude -123.31145
UTM Northing Photo ID # 83549
Notes Family Ptychogastriidae. Circumpolar Arctic and Antarctic as shallow as 10 meters. Known also from deep water in BC fjords and from Monterey Bay. Medusa can attach to substrate. This sighting in relatively shallow water is unusual.

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