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 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2006 12:29 pm
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Mana: 
Thanks Rich for the correction.  I’ve updated/edited my earlier post.  

I’ve been diving SC for about 10 years, and my observation has also been that the man-of-war jellyfish tentacles are about 6” long.  However last Aug, 2005, the jellyfish surprised me in that we found man-of-war jellyfish with tentacles that were about 2’ long.   I realize there is a magnification affect under water, but I’m certain the tentacles were ~2’ (compared length with boat platform/out-drive).   It really surprised me on their length.

Also, during the week of diving we saw 3 blue jellyfish, 4” in diameter (round/bell shaped/U shaped), no air sack, no visible tentacles (observed from the surface), swimming (pulsating) horizontally in mid-water (~2’ deep).  This was the first time I have ever seen this type of jellyfish in SC.  I’ve searched the web, but could not find them.  Anyone know what they are?