Moon Jelly

Aurelia labiata

Photo by Roger Steeb on flickr.com

Moon Jellies are commonly found along the coast of British Columbia. If you hop in the water off the shore, there is a good chance you will may see a Moon Jelly! These invertebrates get their name from their moon-like bell (otherwise known as their body). Their body is circular and radially symmetrical, which means that it is symmetrical on either side of the central axis – a mirror image. Moon Jellies float through the water with the current, and are often found in groups where they feed on zooplankton.  

Information from E-Fauna BC: https://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/efauna/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Aurelia%20labiata&ilifeform=73