Where in the world?
Coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific and eastern coast of Australia.
Blue Blubber Jellies, also known as Jelly Blubbers, range in color from white to light blue to dark purple. They can grow up to 16 inches across their bell.
These jellies eat zooplankton and sunshine! Mostly they are predators, but they host single-celled photosynthetic algae in their bodies which provide them with a bit of nutrition created from sunlight.
Due to declines in jelly-eating predators such as sea turtles, swordfish, tuna, and some sharks, many jelly populations are growing too large. As jellies are predators, they can damage prey populations and damage the ecosystem when they are too abundant.
Did you know?
Unlike many other jellies, Blue Blubber Jellies lack tentacles and a centralized mouth. They have mouths on their eight club-shaped oral arms which transport food to their stomach!