Lion’s Mane



Five years ago today I started this blog. It sure doesn’t seem that long!

EDIT: This is not a photo of a Lion’s Mane jelly, or Cyanea.

It is in fact a fried-egg jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) as pointed out by diver Ewan in the comments below.

We saw many of these from the Passing Cloud last summer, and pretty much every time I have been in Gwaii Haanas.


Once again I am in the field, though not so far afield as the trip to Haida Gwaii.

Consequently I may be a bit slow responding to comments, but please leave them if you have thoughts about any of my photos.


4 thoughts on “Lion’s Mane

  1. Congrats on your blogiversary, Ehpem! To celebrate, I’m going to correct your fishy identification. That there is a Fried-egg jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica), a relatively benign cousin of the Lion’s mane, the dread of PNW divers. Looking forward to seeing 5 more years of your photography!


    • Thanks for the correction Ewan. I used to know more about jellies in the days that I collected them for money for scientists (I was a child then). I did stick my bare arm in a bucket of Cyanea when I was a kid – might as well have shoved it into a wasp’s nest.


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