A small (bell diameter ~ 8-9cm) Lions mane jelly (Cyanea capillata) from our trip to the beach today. We have seen quite a few of these in the estuary and at the beaches this year, not sure if more or less than last year though. Near this one were two more small jellies along with one mesoglea. Possibly the perfect ingredient for jelly burgers... they are inert, flavorless and probably have little caloric value.
Classification of the Lion's Mane Jelly
- Cyanea capillata (Linnaeus, 1758)