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Jellyfish (Cephea cephea)

Jellyfish (Cephea cephea) by Yeang Ch'ng

Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
by Yeang Ch'ng, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

“I came across this jellyfish drifting at about 60 feet in depth while I was on a dive
in the Raja Ampat archipelago. I turned away from a coral encrusted wall that had been
the subject of my attention and swam over to investigate. When I reached the jellyfish,
it drifted up the water column, bell pulsating, its mane of tentacles spread around it
like a cloud. Eventually it made its way up to the ocean surface, where the bright
noonday sunlight filtered through the gentle waves."

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