Sea nettle jellyfish, 18th century

Sea nettle jellyfish, 18th century

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Caption: Sea nettle jellyfish (Chrysaora quinquecirrha), 18th-century artwork. This jellyfish is found in tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific regions. This pencil sketch was drawn by British artist Sydney Parkinson (c.1745-1771) on Captain James Cook's first voyage to the Pacific (1768-1771) in HMS Endeavour. This artwork is part of the collections held at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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