The scientific tourist #164 — Blue Blubber Jelly

A Blue Blubber Jellyfish (a.k.a., a Jelly Blubber), seen at the Albuquerque Aquarium:

Blue Blubber Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus)

Jelly Blubbers are the most commonly encountered jellyfish along the eastern coast of Australia. They’re harmless to humans, but a nuisance to fishermen, since they swarm the coastline of northern Australia in summer months — clogging nets and reducing fish catches. Meanwhile in some parts of Asia, they’re considered a delicacy once dried.

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