Watch greater Pacific moon jellies (Aurelia labiata) move with the current as they pulse their delicate, translucent bells in our Drifters gallery. Moon Jelly Cam is live every day from 7am to 7pm PST.

The several species of moon jellies are common throughout the global ocean. The greater Pacific moon jelly is a seasonal visitor to Monterey Bay, and it can be distinguished by its clear bell, four horseshoe-shaped gonads that are purple or pink when gravid, and a fine mesh of stinging stinging tentacles they use to catch planktonic prey. At the Aquarium, different foods affect their coloration; if they feed extensively on crustaceans, they’ll turn pink or lavender. An orange tint hints that they’ve been feeding on brine shrimp.

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