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Taken 7-Jul-12

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Keywords:Underwater photography, jellyfish, marine photography
Photo Info

Dimensions4000 x 2670
Original file size6.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jul-12 13:25
Date modified10-Sep-12 02:53
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.1
Exposure1/80 at f/5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
White-spotted Jellyfish

White-spotted Jellyfish

The white-spotted jellyfish, Phyllorhiza punctata, is native to the West Pacific, but after hitching a ride in cargo ships’ ballasts has become a powerful invasive species elsewhere in the world. Capable of filtering up to 50000 liters of seawater per day, the jellyfish consumes plankton that native species need for sustenance and can grow as large as 70cm wide. This specimen was photographed in San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay under an ultra-violet source. You can learn more about how the world’s coral reefs are changing and adapting in vedphoto’s upcoming Reactive Reefs exhibition at