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Freshwater Jellyfish – Craspedacusta Sowerbyi

by amogh on 9/02/2009

Last few weeks have been really lucky in terms of photography. Found freshwater jellyfish in the cauvery river. This is only the third sighting of the species in India, and these are I think the only good photographs of this species in India. More about this here in today’s Deccan Chronicle

More photographs here

There are 16 comments in this article:

  1. 9/02/2009deepsan says:

    looks amazing; are these underwater photos?

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    admin Reply:

    No, just night photography

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  2. 9/02/2009sharathm says:

    amazing stuff…

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  3. 9/02/2009mystic_life says:

    In Denver they had a whole section on jellyfish in this aquarium I went to, and your photographs are museum quality. None of the photographs had them so small as this one, except for the tiny babies; Great photos.

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    admin Reply:

    These are freshwater ones, hence small. About 2cms

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  4. 9/02/2009deponti says:

    Wow. Did you find it in your drink at the bar or something? It looks like Lennart Neilssen’s “drop of milk” photograph…lovely.

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    admin Reply:

    Actually my camera was high on beer :P

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  5. 9/02/2009usha123 says:

    are sea water jelly fish more common? we saw a whole bunch in the water while we were waiting to get for a harbour cruise at Boston.

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    admin Reply:

    Ya sea jellyfish are common and poisonous.

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    deponti Reply:

    Yes, there’s a variety called Portugese Man o’War…

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  6. 9/02/2009inspirethoughts says:

    Wow! Amazing pics..Very Beautiful!

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  7. 9/02/2009mohanvee says:

    Surreal images!
    great work dude…

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  8. 11/02/2009Anonymous says:

    wonderful pics

    We have started a blog at JLR and Ive linked to the story from DC and posted your picture with credits to you..We would also like to link your blog, but wanted to get your permission as well..thanks

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  9. 29/08/2013totally amazed says:

    Our fishing club went out yesterday to a lake in Derbyshire UK. and we were very surprised to see these tiny jellyfish in the water whilst we were fishing. No one knew there were such things in freshwater lakes !

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  10. 19/11/2013Nobal says:

    I photographed dozen of them in Mani Reservoir, Karnataka last week.

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  11. 18/02/2015Rajesh Radhakrishnan says:

    Came across your picture while researching for a blog. Very dramatic. I have had a similar experience earlier in 2006. (Please see the blog). I too was under the impression that it was the species that you have mentioned in your post, but then someone identified it as Limnocnida indica. The available photos on the net also seem to support that. Do you have any links to the sightings in other locations?

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