Record (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Record details

Moon jelly (species: Aurelia aurita)
Observed by Anne Hoggett
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:00:00

Location details

  • Lizard Island, Queensland

  • Casuarina Beach

  • Marine specimens found at a depth between 0 m and 2 metres.

Details about the specimen(s)

  • Specimen count is not recorded.
  • specimen(s) alive at end of the observation process.
  • specimen(s) left in natural environment.
  • The record does not indicate whether reproduction was occurring.

Many thousands of Aurelia aurita appeared in front of LIRS on the morning of 15 Feb 2014, a calm day, also full moon. Day before was light SE, following day was light NW winds. None have been noticed for many years before this. They were around all day but completely gone the following day. 

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