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Underwater World: Strange Beauties of the Sea

Photography by David Hall | Captions by Della Watson

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The fried egg jellyfish—so named for its resemblance to the breakfast dish—occasionally attracts hitchhikers. Young crabs may catch a ride on the gelatinous invertebrate's bell, some of which are 2 feet in diameter. The carnivorous jelly's nematocyst-covered tentacles can grow to be 20 feet long. Jellyfish owe their translucency to their makeup: They're 95 percent water.

 


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