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FIELD GUIDE
Table of Contents
Introduction
Index
Sponges
Corals, Sea Anemones
Sea Jellies
Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Brittle Stars, Sea Stars, Sand Dollars
Sea Worms
Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimps, Barnacles
Mollusks Sea Snails, Oysters, Clams, Nudibranches, Octopuses
Tunicates
Fish: Perchlike Fish I
Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
Fish: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Sea Reptiles
Sea Mammals
 
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MONTESSORI CORAL REEF FIELD GUIDE INDEX

and INTRODUCTION

INVERTEBRATES

Cnidaria (PHYLUM)

Jellyfishes - Sea Jellies

Scyphozoans (Class)

Habitat: Atlantic coast

Size: up to 40 cm across

Food: zooplankton, including other jelllyfish

Interesting Fact: They are soft gelatinous (like jelly) and mostly transparent (you can see through them).

                  Purple Jellyfish Other Sites: Coelentrates

New Jersey Scuba Diver - Jellies

Habitat: Off the coast of California

Size: Bell up to 3 feet in diameter.

Food: fish and zooplankton.

Interesting Fact: It is purple; my favorite color. It has a nasty sting.

Nia: Monterey Bay Site

  Purple-striped Jellyfish Other Sites:

Habitat: shallow water; often in mangrove swamps; Caribbean, Indo-Pacific

Size: to 12 inches wide; 2 inches high

Food: carnivorous; algae and plankton

Interesting Fact: Its flattened bell rests on the sea bottom and its tentacles float upward.

  Upside down Jellyfish Other Sites:

Upside down Jellyfish

Habitat: Caribbean

Size: Medusa - 3 feet in diameter. Tentacles to 70 feet

Food: moon jellies

Interesting Fact: These giants have drifted into the Gulf of Mexico and eating moonjellies there.

  Caribbean Pink Jellyfish Other Sites:

Habitat: Chesapeake Bay

Size: 9-10"  bell with 5 to 6 feet long tentacles

Food: comb jellies

Interesting Fact: Scientists think that East Coast Sea Nettles protect oysters from comb jellies, one of their predators.

  East Coast Sea Nettle Other Sites: East Coast Sea Nettle

Nettlesome Nuisance

            Picture by Mrs. Fox taken at Shedd Aquarium

Habitat: worldwide in temperateand tropical waters.

Size: up to 15 inches

Food: mollusks, crustaceans, fisheggs and other jellyfish

Interesting Fact: Moonjellies went into space on the Columbian  in 1991.

  Moonjellies in motion
Other Sites: Jellyfish Close Up

Moonjellies in motion

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