Moon Jelly (a.k.a. Jellyfish, Sea Jelly)
Aurelia aurita

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Range and habitat:
Moon jellies are found worldwide in temperate and tropical waters. They are common in open waters of Monterey Bay and along the California coast, as well as in the waters off the East Coast, Europe, Japan and the Gulf of Mexico

Natural diet:
Moon jellies feed on small plankton.

Size / weight range:
Moon jellies reach up to 15 inches (38 cm) in diameter

Interesting facts:
The type of plankton a moon jelly eats affects is color (it can be pink to red to yellow).

Although moon jellies have a sting, they pose little threat to humans.

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