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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Question: "Are jellyfish edible?"

 Answer: "Why, yes!" replied the sea anemone.

This Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) appeared to be ingesting a Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens).  Photographed on 20 June 2019.

P.S.  Happy Summer Solstice!


lngndvs said...

I have seen jellyfish eaten in Micronesia. I also learned that Portuguese Man of War windrows on the beach are a sign of Breadfruit season. They are also cooked (disabling the protein venoms) and eaten.

So, yes!

Jackie Sones said...

I have heard that some jellyfish can be eaten if prepared properly, but I haven't heard that Portuguese Man O'War can be eaten. Their toxins are known to be quite dangerous (even fatal) to people. For some information about them: