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Moon Jelly: here’s the scoop

threats

They are plentiful and without many threats.

Species

Moon Jelly

Scientific name

Aurelia aurita

Habitat

Shallow coastal waters as well as brackish waters

Diet

Plankton

Life Expectancy

1 – 3 years

Did you know?

Thousands of turtles and birds die each year after swallowing indigestible plastic items mistaken for jellies. You can help by picking up plastic on the beach and near storm drains.

Range

Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans

Conservation status

Not Evaluated

Not yet assessed