Northeast Atlantic coast: tiny, harmless, translucent sea creatures
from two to three inches across that
resemble jellyfish but do not actually
sting their food.
Southeast Atlantic coast: usually about six to eight inches in diameter, a jellyfish that
is mildly venomous and identifiable by its four pink horseshoe-shaped
Northeast Pacific coast: up to about fifteen inches in diameter, a jellyfish that
doesn't have the long
tentacles usually associated
with its kind but a short fringe that
sweeps food to its mucous layer right under the bell.
"When I was younger," said Sarah, "I would never go swimming
when we went to the beach because
I was terrified of finding a moon jelly."