We spent a good twenty minutes observing the jellyfish making sure to stay clear of her stinging tentacles. Nicole (Nikki) Helgason is a PADI Dive Instructor with ten years of professional dive experience. Caribbean Coral Diaries: Scolymia cubensis, Top 5 Spots You Must See Snorkeling Solomon Islands, Simon’s Nature Reserve, Snorkeling Solomon Islands With Raiders Hotel, Snorkeling With Manta Rays at Uepi Island Resort Solomon Islands. Huge jellyfish show up again to feed on moon jellies. The Mexican pink meanie, was only discovered in 2000. Shot on the EPIC X, Digital Cinema camera in 5k, 23.98 fps. VR180 (River Treasure) - Duration: 15:30. fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); Don't let the name fool you, this species isn't as mean as the name suggests. Rare species of jellyfish "Pink Meanie" surrounded by small fish on clear waters of Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, USA Author: Ariana Gill Published: 7:21 AM EDT October 27, 2020 In fact, it's a bit nicer than other types of jellyfish. One of the reasons we love diving so much is you really never know what you will find underwater. When collecting them, she has to store the biggest meanies in fifty gallon trash-cans (a meanie also gave the biologist her worst sting ever, under the armpit). Yesterday was an important day for me, we were heading out to install the new buoy at Nikki’s Reef. if (d.getElementById(id)) return; The jellyfish, nicknamed "the pink meanie" was discovered in one of the aquarium's tanks. Also we now know their biogeography is a more detailed, and the way they look is far more nuanced than traditionally thought. Snorkeling Mbigo Mbigo Reef With Dive Munda Solomon Islands, Snorkeling Secret Spot Uepi Solomon Islands. The "pink meanie" actually isn't so mean. Rare species of jellyfish "Pink Meanie" surrounded by small fish on clear waters of Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, USA Author: Ariana Gill Published: 7:21 AM EDT October 27, 2020 The pink meanie is jellyvivorous too, which means that it feeds on other jellyfish. Initially scientist thought the jellyfish was native to the Mediterranean, however in, 2010 the pink meanie was described as a new species, Drymonema larsoni. Atlantic Sea Nettle. Pink Meanie – this newly discovered jellyfish feeds on moon jellies. P ink meanie stings are reported to cause mild irritation to severe pain. The Pink Meanie– eats the other jellyfish. COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — When you're out on the beach, the last thing you want to happen is to get stung by a jellyfish, right? Portuguese Man O War– extremely painful stings ; Can I know for sure what caused these stings? js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; Drymonema larsoni (also known as the "pink meanie") is a species of jellyfish belonging to the class Scyphozoa. This discovery of the pink meanie was important to the growing body of evidence that scyphomedusae jellyfish are far more taxonomically rich that we know. During our stay in Tela we were lucky to have this beautiful reef named in our honor, and what a way to christen the dive site, with a rare jellyfish encounter. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Lion’s Mane. Drymonema larsoni, the Pink Meanie The Drymonema is no ordinary jellyfish, back in 2000 the Gulf of Mexico was inundated with a bloom of jellyfish nicknamed the “pink meanie”. Pink Meanie Jellyfish at Panama City Beach - Duration: 2:45. joezomby1 1,923 views. Douglass added that “Pink Meanie” eats its own kind unlike other jellyfish that feed on plankton. This meanie differs from some of its Drymonema counterparts elsewhere in the world, like the ones found in the Gulf of Mexico, Drymonema larsoni. A Rare Encounter With The ”Pink Meanie” Jellyfish, SeaLife DC2000 Underwater Camera - DEMA 2016. An extremely rare Pink Meanie jellyfish on display at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa on August 2, 2019. Found iPad Underwater While Searching Drained River! And, just when you think you’ve seen it all, a 30-pound jellyfish is waiting to greet you before a dive. The "pink meanie" actually isn't so mean. Nicole has a Bachelors degree in Coastal Geography from the University of Victoria and is passionate about coral reefs. }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); In these video above you can see the Drymonema jelly is surrounded by Atlantic bumper, Chloroscombrus chrysurus. Ranking high in the charts for the coolest and beautiful jelly-fish, is our … The "pink meanie" actually isn't so mean. In fact, it's a bit nicer than other types of jellyfish. Introducing The Newest Dive Spot In Tela Honduras - Nikki's Reef! Initially scientist thought the jellyfish was native to the Mediterranean, however in, 2010 the pink meanie was described as a new species, Drymonema larsoni. That it did is partially due to Drymonema’s extreme rarity almost everywhere in the world, except the northern Gulf of Mexico, where it bloomed in 2000. At times the fish were pulsing with the sound on my regulator spreading out in a cloud and quickly retreating beneath the protective stinging tentacles. According to Dr. James Douglass, a marine biologist at Florida Gulf Coast University, being stung by a “Pink Meanie” would hurt less than other jellyfish. 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That’s a good thing since the beach is a place we frequent each year. “This particular species is known to get very big but it’s just rare and that’s partly because it’s a predator.”. We spotted this jellyfish while diving with the Tela Honduras. The “pink meanie” is one monster jellyfish. A tiny pink meanie ephyra (the free-swimming baby form of a jellyfish) was hidden amongst the oral arms of the nightlight jellies and over a few short days, as it grew to metaephyra (basically a jelly teenager) stage it consumed all the nightlight jellies that our team had collected! Dive Munda Solomon Islands Has A Coral Nursery! (Mary Elizabeth Miller, Dauphin Island Sea Lab) Jellyfish and ctenophores are carnivorous, and will eat just about anything they run into! “It will feel like mosquito bites,” Douglass said. Lead author Dr. Keith Bayha pictured here with a pink meanie jellyfish (Drymonema larsoni) which he also described. Pink Meanie in the Mediterranean Posted on January 13, 2011 by stingmate Thousands of purple jellyfish have bloomed earlier than usual and a few days ago swarmed the coastal area around Marsalforn and Xwejni bay in Gozo. The Drymonema is no ordinary jellyfish, back in 2000 the Gulf of Mexico was inundated with a bloom of jellyfish nicknamed the “pink meanie”. An artistic rendering of the mysterious Pink meanie. Recently, a rare species of jellyfish called “Pink Meanie” was discovered floating around the Gulf of Mexico with tentacles about 70 feet long and weighing about 50 pounds! Drymonema larsoni is named after scientist Ron Larson, who did some of the first work on the species in the Caribbean. Location: Atlantic Ocean, northern Pacific Ocean. Robinson’s favorite jelly species is the pink meanie, a bubble gum-bright species in the Gulf which preys on other jellyfish. 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