Here at PB ‘n’ Jellies, we’re passionate about jellyfish and would like to share some of our favorite jellyfish pictures with you. Below are some pictures of a number of different types of Jellyfish including the aquarium friendly moon jelly!
Why are jellyfish pictures so important? Well, for starters, jellyfish are very seasonal and observing them can be difficult. Sometimes scientists need to use remotely operated vehicles to observe certain jellyfish because they are just not visible from the surface. Some species of jellyfish are quite rare. So anytime you can find photos of jellyfish on Google images, there is much to be learned! For example, lets say you would like to keep a popular aquarium jellyfish… the spotted jellyfish aka Mastigias papua, you are going to want to research where these jellies come from. A simple Google Images search is going to reveal hundreds of Mastigias photos, you’ll want to look through these and start determining when and where they were taken and most importantly… is this photo doctored, fake or manipulated? Luckily, most jellyfish photos are not fakes or heavily manipulated in Photoshop so most sizes and colors are very realistic. By studying wild jellies you can develop a set of expectations of how your jellies should look and what type of environment to build for them!
Below you’ll see the ‘baby’ stage of moon jellyfish, this is known as the ephyra stage. The ephyrae pop off the polyps and grow into adults. They start out about 2-3 mm in size!
Up close of ephyrae
Look at them all!