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
Aequorea vitrina Gosse, 1853 - A Crystal jelly (Hydrozoa images)
Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- alongside marina pontoon 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- alongside marina pontoon 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- alongside marina pontoon 3

Specimen above found swimming near Port Pendennis Marina, Falmouth, Cornwall. 30.06.15.

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- rare conjoined / double-belled specimen 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- rare conjoined / double-belled specimen 2

The conjoined specimen above was found at Roskilley, near Newlyn, Cornwall, 12.08.20. Images above were taken by and are copyright Gabrielle Grant, who found this unusual specimen. Peter Schuchert commented and said 'The two are fused indicating that they were regenerating from fragmented larger specimens'.

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- stranded at low tide 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- dorsal view of bell 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- dorsal view of bell 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- dorsal view of bell 3

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- bloom 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- bloom 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- in pool 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- in pool 2

Many hundreds stranded on the shore at Treyarnon Beach, near Padstow, Cornwall. 19.09.09.

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- marginal tentacles 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- marginal tentacles 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- marginal tentacles 3

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- bioluminescent rim 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- bioluminescent rim 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- mouth and lips 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- tentacles 1

Specimen above was found in Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 29.06.14.

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- dorsal view of bell 4

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- with 1.0mm division rule 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- edhge of bell showing marginal tentacles 1

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- edge of bell showing marginal tentacles 2

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- bioluminescent rim 3

Crystal jelly
Aequorea vitrina
- a collection of stranded individuals at Long Rock 1

Specimens above stranded on the beach west of Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall, 06.07.20 and 10.07.20.

Scientific and European Names:
Aequorea vitrina, Crystal Jelly.

Thanks go to Gabrielle Grant for allowing me to feature her images of the conjoined specimen she saw in Mounts Bay on 12.08.20; and Peter Schuchert for his comments.

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.

Aequorea vitrina Crystal Jelly Hydrozoa 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.