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#1 peartdiver

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

In 2015, I was diving in the shallows in Curacao and came across this critter pictured here and had no idea except it was a jelly fish. Anyway, I later identified it as a Bonaire box banded jellyfish, newly discovered in 2012 according to http://www.nefsc.noa...tures/boxjelly/

 

Apparently this is highly poisonous species, but it allowed me to get up close and personal.

 

 

I just returned from Curacao (April 25, 2018) and did not encounter this time.

 

 

Has anyone encountered this critter lately or ever?

Thanks

PeterIMG_0745.JPG IMG_0748.JPG

Has anyone encountered this critter lately?







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