Fish hiding in a jelly

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Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by dphershman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:05 pm

I found this interesting Egg Yolk jelly with a fish swimming around inside its bell at Monterey Bay last Saturday. The fish didn't seem to be harmed by the stinging tentacles and as you can see in the video it was actually using the body of the jelly as a way to hide from my camera. Any guesses as to the type of fish?

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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by carlk3 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:26 am

Some digressions:

  • A research paper that starts: "The fish-jellyfish association is regarded as a temporary symbiosis believed to protect the fishes from predators."
  • A news article and video from yesterday about a less lucky Australian fish.

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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by YellowEye » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:18 am

Nice find!
How was the rest of the diving out there?

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Post by ScubaJess » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:05 am

Wow that looks really cool! I hope the fish is okay. :)
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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by nwscubamom » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:51 pm

Hey Dan,
I've heard that juvenile Pollock (cod) are what's hiding in the tentacles of jellies in our part of the world.
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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by dphershman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:29 am

Cool! judging from the size and shape, I'd say that's a likely candidate



nwscubamom wrote:Hey Dan,
I've heard that juvenile Pollock (cod) are what's hiding in the tentacles of jellies in our part of the world.
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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by dphershman » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:52 am

nwscubamom wrote:Hey Dan,
I've heard that juvenile Pollock (cod) are what's hiding in the tentacles of jellies in our part of the world.
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Yesterday I was diving at Redondo when a large Lions Mane came cruising by. I checked the bell and found a Juvenile Pollock playing hide and seek in the tentacles. Here's a couple of photos, blurrier than I would like, but its clearly a Pollock. I was surprised to find this fish inside a Lions Mane, our biggest (baddest) jelly.

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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:17 am

Dan,

I recently saw the same thing at Blakely Rock. I'd never seen this before, or maybe I never noticed it :) Image

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Re: Fish hiding in a jelly

Post by Jan K » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:23 am

great shots guys, I found this couple years ago, here is some info I gathered about it on internet:
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