Re: NANFA-- JellyFish

Bob Culler (
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 00:48:14 -0400

At 05:47 PM 10/1/02 -0400, Casper wrote:
>Mark Otnes and i were snorkling a nc mountain lake sunday and witnessed 10's
>of thousands of pulsating jellyfish.
>does anyone know information about these?
>any knowledge or experience out there?

For extensive info, check out:

I have kept them short term in an aquarium several years ago. The medusae
lasted about 3 weeks or so. Some batches I fed on wild plankton, others I
didn't feed at all. Didn't seem to make much difference.

According to Dr. Peard, most populations of medusae are either all male or
all female (as I recall), so sexual reproduction is unlikely. Like Moon,
though, I hope to find some of the polyps one day.

Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."
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