Red Eye Medusa
(Polyorchis pencillatus)

image of a Red Eye Medusa

Image ID: 98-01

Comments : These are the coolest jellies I have seen, and I have only seen them around the Sekiu and Neah Bay area in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Appropriately named for their band of red eyes, I usually find them around eel-grass beds in fairly shallow water (10-30 feet deep)
Common name : Red Eye Medusa
Scientific Name : Polyorchis pencillatus
Location Found : Sekiu Jetty, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington
Actual Size : 2 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX 35mm lens
Natural History :