Chrysaora hysoscella

Compass Jellyfish - This jellyfish has a diameter of up to 30 cm. It is usually found close to shore. A very common species of jellyfish that lives in coastal waters of the Atlantic and Mediterranean. They are known to sting. In Ireland compass jellyfish are found in highest numbers off the south and west coasts. This one was washed ashore on the beach at Mullaghmore Co. Sligo.

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