A Couple Was Shocked After Seeing This ‘Sunny-Side Up’ Floating In the Aegean Sea!

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Animals

This really looks like a floating fried ‘sunny-side up’ egg.

A Singaporean couple was on their vacation when they spotted as ‘sunny-side up’ egg floating on the Mediterranean coast. Stunned and curious, the husband took a closer look at the unique and strange creature and touched it.

But the said creature did respond when he touches it and just floated away towards the sea. Played by curiosity, the husband took a wooden pole and tried to turn it upside down.

Much to his surprise, the floating fried sunny-side up egg turned out to be a jellyfish! He then he took the jellyfish to the land.

The jellyfish had a yellow and round centers like an egg yolk and white circumference. They later found out that the jellyfish was actually from ‘Cotylorhiza Tuberculata‘ species or its famous name, Fried Egg Jellyfish.

 

According to Wikipedia, Cotylorhiza tuberculata is a species of jellyfish, of the phylum Cnidaria, also known as the Mediterranean jelly or fried egg jellyfish. It is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, and the Adriatic Sea. It can reach 40 cm in diameter and is usually less than 17 cm wide though they can reach 50 cm across. It seems that this jellyfish’s sting has very little or no effect on humans. Its sting is so weak that it is not harmful enough for humans.

These jellies primarily feed on zooplankton and reproduce asexually. Larvae attach themselves to a hard ocean surface and grow in a polyp colony that looks like a stack of saucers. The tiny babies are then released from capsules, like spaceships and drift away, according to Atlantis Diving.

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