Porpita porpita, commonly known as the blue button, is a marine organism consisting of a colony of hydroids found in tropical waters from California to the tropical Pacific, the Atlantic and Indian oceans It is often mistaken for a jellyfish, but although jellyfish and the blue buttons are part of the same phylum (Cnidaria), the blue button is part of the class Hydrozoa.

NOAA, Ocean Explorer Porpita porpita has a small disc like body and floats freely in the water column. Related to the jellyfish, this species measures just one inch in diameter. Image courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2002 Exploration, NOAA-OE.

Australian Spotted Jellyfish. Imagine it as a Dress: Shoulder sleeves are the dotted top, as puffs.  sleek, sheer blue center, with orange and white puffs, and dark blue tendrils along the bottom. Rising Jellyfish by Josef Gelernter, via 500px

The thing I love about jellyfish is that they remind me of both the beginning and end of time. “Rising Jellyfish” by Josef Gelernter :)

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Darth Vader jellyfish or the Narcomedusae

Darth Vader jellyfish or the Narcomedusae Found in the Arctic, this is a fairly new discovered species with 4 tentacles and 12 stomach pouches. It swims holding out its poisoned tentacles in front, better to ambush prey.

What they lack in brains, bones and hearts they make up for in sheer coolness.

10 extraordinary jellyfish species

What these jellies lack in brains, bones and hearts, they make up for in sheer coolness.

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Some of the most attractive of New Zealand’s anemones are the jewel anemones (Corynactis australis). These ones have a pink body and transparent tentacles with bright pink tips. The creatures are usually found growing in dense colonies around the coast.

White Spotted Jellyfish Also called the Australian Spotted Jellyfish, these are native to the Pacific Southwest waters. Fairly large they generally consume snail species but they have become a concern in some areas because of the huge amount of water they filter, digesting plankton that some food fish and other fish need.

White Spotted Jellyfish Also called the Australian Spotted Jellyfish, these are native to the Pacific Southwest waters. Fairly large the.

Atolla Wyvillei The Atolla jellyfish (Atolla wyvillei) is a species of deep sea-dwelling crown jellyfish. It is red-brown color.

Atolla jellyfish (Atolla wyvillei) is a species of deep sea-dwelling crown jellyfish. It is red-brown color.

Chrysaora colorata (by lemurdillo)

PURPLE-STRIPED JELLY (Chrysaora colorata) - ©lemurdillo The purple-striped jelly is a species of jellyfish that exists primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 70 cm inches or feet) in.

10 Unique and Stunning Jellyfish Species From All around the World

10 Stunning and Unique Jellyfish Species From All around the World

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The Journey

UNDER THE ,SEA, CREATURE Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. A few jellyfish inhabit freshwater.

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The huge Lion's Mane Jellyfish are regular visitors in the surrounding sea.

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The blue-ringed octopus possesses bite with a toxin that can kill 26 adults within minutes.

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