Friday, February 16, 2007


Jimbles (Carybdea rastoni)


For a change at Marino Rocks, snorkelling after work.
The Jimble belongs to the cubozoan order of jellyfish. Cubozoans have a box-shaped body with tentacles at each corner. They have painful stings and are related to the more dangerous Box Jellyfish found in the tropics.


I was very wary trying to get these pictures as I was worried I would end up in the middle of a swarm of the creatures while I was concentrating on the camera. I think they didn't like the flash of the camera. They are usually found near the surface but as I was photographing them they often would move away or even head for the bottom.

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