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A bizarre and oddly adorable ocean creature was spotted off the Sunshine Coast this week.
Ocean Wise shared a photo, which was taken by Donna Harrison, of a very unique jellyfish.
Incredible! This massive egg-yolk (or fried egg) jelly was spotted off the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. #DYK? These jellies can grow tentacles up to 20ft long.— Ocean Wise (@OceanWise) July 8, 2019
Photo: Donna Harrison pic.twitter.com/c6HRbQAaR7
It’s known as egg yolk, or fried egg jellyfish, due to its yellow centre and transparent body.
According to Ocean Wise, they can grow tentacles that are up to six metres long.
The scientific name is Phacellophora camtschatica, and it is found in Eastern Pacific waters from the Gulf of Alaska to Chile, the Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic and Mediterranean.