CRITTER: Meet the upside-down jellyfish

  • Terry Lilley / contributed

    The upside-down jellyfish is usually a white color but in some lagoons the algae in their tissue may be blue, green, brown or even purple.

  • Terry Lilley / contributed

    Instead of the stinging tentacles hanging down the upside-down jellyfish lays on its bell shaped body on the seafloor and its stinging arms go upwards.

All of us here in Hawai‘i who like to surf, swim or snorkel will eventually run into a jellyfish and get stung.