12-year old Discovers New Jellyfish Species!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Katie

There is so much about our world’s oceans that we have yet to discover. Scientists and STUDENTS are still finding new species in the ocean! A twelve-year old boy and his family discovered a new species of jellyfish on a beach in Tasmania. It was almost 5 feet in diameter! This jellyfish may have been spotted before, but it is so new that it has not been classified yet and doesn’t even have a name!

The above photos is of a moon jellyfish, which is a common sight during the summer, on the east coast of the United States. 

To see the photo of the newly discovered jellyfish, check out the news article: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-06/giant-jellyfish-found-by-schoolboy-on-tasmanian-beach/5241570

 



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