Atlantic Bay Nettle Chrysaora chesapeakei Papenfuss 1936  

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"Scientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists from NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to declare them as two different species. The newly recognized bay nettle jellies (Chrysaora chesapeakei) are noticeably smaller than their saltwater relatives (C. quinquecirrha), and have only half as many tentacles" (EurekAlert, 13 Oct 2017).

There are 14 records in the project database.

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An Atlantic Bay Nettle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/11/2014). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Bay Nettle off Fort Howard, Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/29/2012). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Bay Nettle in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/26/2015). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

(D) is a white color morph and (E) is a red-striped color morph Atlantic Bay Nettle in Calvert Co., Maryland . Photo by Keith Bayha. (MBP list)

An Atlantic Bay Nettle in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/25/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)


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