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12 gorgeous animals of the coral reef

By: Anna Norris on June 7, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Moon jellyfish

Photo: Anna Norris

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Moon jellyfish

Moon jellyfish, though translucent, look majestic as they capture the light around them. They are a valuable part of the food chain in coral seas, eating shrimp, fish eggs and larvae and in turn becoming food for leatherback and other sea turtles. Unfortunately, marine animals often mistake plastic bags for moon jellies.