Mystery jellyfish sighted off Sydney may be new species

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-13T07:00:00.0000000Z

Guardian/Observer

https://theguardianweekly.pressreader.com/article/281788517650139

Global Report

A mystery box jellyfish spotted in Sydney waters may belong to a new species entirely, according to an expert working to identify the marine animal. Two encounters with the jellyfish were caught on camera by a Sydney resident, who first spotted it last month during a group ocean swim. The new species has several tentacles around 30cm long and resembles the deadly Australian box jelly, Chironex fleckeri, also known as the sea wasp.

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