• Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

  • Photo by William Tan

  • Photo by Rantje Allen

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Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Species: Lavender Tiger Jellyfish

Lavender tiger jellyfish found in Sulawesi

In addition to leading great dives, Miguel’s Diving also assists in scientific research. Dr. Wyatt Patry of Monterey Bay Aquarium has confirmed that a beautiful jellyfish we spotted at the end of a dive is a new species. The Lavender Tiger Jellyfish has only been seen in two other locations in Indonesia and nowhere else in the world. This very rare species of jellyfish is from the genus Thysanostoma. The unique features of this jellyfish are the tiger stripes on the bell and the lavender color. Dr. Patry also says that it lacks zooxanthellae algae, which are present in other species ofThysanostoma. The one we saw was very large and easy to avoid bumping. The dramatic photo is courtesy of Kaufik Anril.

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