Lion's mane jellyfish feeding on a moon jellyfish

Lion's mane jellyfish feeding on a moon jellyfish

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Credit: ALEXANDER SEMENOV/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lion's mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) feeding on a moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). Lion's mane jellyfish are the largest known species of jellyfish. They can reach over 2 metres across with tentacles of around 30 metres long, containing millions of nematocysts (stinging cells). They range from Arctic waters to the coasts of Florida, USA, and Mexico.

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