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Jellyfish (?) in Coron

Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by wak-wak, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. wak-wak

    wak-wak DI Forum Adept

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    The other jelly fish thread reminded me of one I have been curious about since I saw it last May. This seems like the perfect place to find out what it is. You will soon see why it is stuck in my head. :D

    This was seen around the entrance of Barracuda Lake at Coron, Palawan. Swimming around in shallow waters in the vicinity of the anchored boat we used.

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    This is my girlfriend seeing it....

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    ...and this is my girlfriend making my heart stop. :D

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    Why she did that....I have no clue. Maybe it was curiosity. :confused:

    When I was able to get my heart moving again I told her to quit that......it is a jellyfish and could be dangerous. So now I have been curious to know if it was dangerous.
     
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    this looks like a cassiopea sp. and is a plankton eater - it wont sting you - typically the ones with the long threadlike tentacles sting and the ones with the short frilly ones dont
     
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    yup, I think cebudiver is correct, It is the time of the year they hang around in shallow areas, here in Lipayo,Dauin they can be found in the shallow seagras area. They don't swim much around during daytime. Most of the time they lay on the ground and they don't sting.
     
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    It reminds me while in el Nido 1992, just paddling ourselves to couple of closer islands ( good fitness exercise) we saw this same like jellyfish in the picture , there seem hundreds of them together, you can swim with them,they don’t sting if this was the same kind of jellyfish. As we head down the beach ,there were hundreds of them washed ashore like dead seaweeds.
     
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    Thanks, I will remember that general rule.

    Thanks to everyone for their replies. It cured my curiosity regarding this.

    PS- I still think my gf is crazy for playing with it like that. :D
     
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