Tiny jellyfish bloom at Orewa Beach, New Zealand

Submitted by Jellywatcher (not verified) on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:53
Description and Comments

Today we went to Orewa beach in Auckland, New Zealand, and it was covered in tiny jellyfish. They were translucent with a small red organ at its center. We brought some home to study. We did a Google search and we think it might be Turritopsis nutricula or Turritopsis dohrnii, known as "Immortal Jellyfish", because on reaching maturity, it regenerates into its younger form, so appears to be immortal.

Date
Quantity
100
Latitude
-36.60
Longitude
174.70
Condition
Alive
Off
Confirmed species
Turritopsis nutricula (we think)
Location

New Zealand