APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Chrysaora hysoscella (Linnaeus, 1767) - Compass jellyfish (Jellyfish images)
Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- stranded at Penzance 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- stranded at Penzance 2

Specimen above was found washed-up on a beach at Penzance, Cornwall, 19.07.16.

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- stranded at Penzance 3

Specimen above was found washed-up on a beach at Penzance, Cornwall, 04.08.15.

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- stranded at Polzeath 1

Specimen above was found washed-up on a beach at Polzeath, Cornwall, 07.07.14.

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- juvenile underwater Newlyn 1

The juvenile specimen above was observed from Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 07.06.15.

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula larva 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula larva 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula larva 3

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula under microscope 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula under microscope 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula larva 4

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- planula larva 5

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- ventral view of specimen 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- dorsal view of specimen 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- Hyperia galba 1

Planula larva were released from a 50mm dia. specimen of Chrysaora hysoscella found at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 02.09.18. The specimen was also found to have three parasitic amphipods Hyperia galba.

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- dark apical circle 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- dark apical circle 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- V-shaped radial markings 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- close-up radial marking 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- oral arm 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- oral arms 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- marginal tentacle 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- brown marginal lappets 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- brown marginal lappets 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- brown marginal lappets 3

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed up at Newlyn 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed up at Newlyn 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed up at Newlyn 3

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed up at Newlyn 4

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed-up on strandline 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed-up on strandline 2

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- washed-up on strandline 3

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- in sea / side view

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- in sea / top view 1

Compass jellyfish
Chrysaora hysoscella
- in sea / top view 2

Images of species taken at Blagdon's Green, Embankment Road, Plymouth, Devon. 12.08.06; at West Hoe Pier, Plymouth, Devon. 09.08.06; at Newlyn, Cornwall. 07.09.13; and at Polzeath, Cornwall. 07.07.14.

Scientific and European Names:
Chrysaora hysocella, Compass Jellyfish, Kompassqualle, Kompaskwal, Meduse rayonnee, Aguamar, Medusa bruna.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Chrysaora hysoscella Compass Jellyfish Scyphozoa Jellyfish Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.