Fine art illustration of a Spotted Jellyfish. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Spotted Jellyfish was completed on 5/1/2011. On a recent trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in central California, I was amazed by the jellyfish exhibit. While I still struggle understanding just what these bizarre and beautiful animals are, I have no trouble taking the time to draw one, and to appreciate their unique anatomy. The drawing is based up some photos I took of a living specimen.
Spotted Jellyfish - also called the White-Spotted or Australian Jellyfish - are native to the waters of the southwestern Pacific. They feed mostly on zooplankton. Unlike some of the other jellies, Phyllorhiza punctata has only a mild venom and it not considered dangerous to humans. It is thought that the warming oceans have given this jelly the ability to thrive in areas it has not normally been found in - such as the Gulf of Mexico and the waters surrounding Hawaii.