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Rare black jellyfish spotted at California beaches




The black jellyfish is considered a giant jelly; its distinctive purplish bell can reach over three feet (91 cm) in diameter; its lacy, pinkish oral arms can reach nearly 20 feet (6 m) in length and its stinging tentacles 25 feet (7.6 m) or more.
The black jellyfish is considered a giant jelly; its distinctive purplish bell can reach over three feet (91 cm) in diameter; its lacy, pinkish oral arms can reach nearly 20 feet (6 m) in length and its stinging tentacles 25 feet (7.6 m) or more.
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Rare and beautiful jellyfish have been spotted recently at California beaches. They are believed to be Black Jellyfish, a type which hasn't been seen near the state for several years. 

Fore more on this we're joined by Nigela Hillgarth of the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.