Fried Egg Jellyfish
Phacellophora camschatica

An unusual visitor, a large jellyfish pulsates through
the waters off La Jolla, California.

The bell of this species reaches 24 inches in width; the
thin tentacles can stretch for 20 feet or more!  The
visible portion in the photo above is about 4'-5' long.

For perspective, here's a shot of diver Tracy Clark
taking a close-up shot of part of the animal:

Lens: 20 mm
Film: Kodak E100VS
Depth: 65 - 100 feet
Location: La Jolla Shores, CA
©2000 Garry McCarthy