Black Jellyfish Seen in San Diego

San Diego has seen a mysterious species on its shoreline: Black jellyfish.

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Chula Vista Nature Center captured a few black jellyfish after people reported seeing them along the San Diego coast.
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The barbs of the jellyfish are like "coils" explained Dr. Brian Joseph.
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Crabs often live atop or inside the black jellies.
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White marks depict where the jellyfish got hit by a boat or scraped in the sea.
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Their color is actually a dark maroon, but look black from far away.
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There are four black jellyfish to look at up close at Chula Vista Nature Center.
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The white markings are really the way black jellyfish scar.
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The black jellyfish can get as wide as three feet and with tentacles as long as 10 feet.
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