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The Moon jellyfish. Aurelia aurita.

Capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -6 °C and as high as 31 °C. They are found in every ocean and across the globe, including of course Hong Kong.

They are 95% composed of water, they do not possess a brain, heart nor eyes! Some Jellyfish evolved nearly 600 million years ago!

Many, many thanks to Maxine and Sarah of the The Marine Science Center, where i took these photos. The Marine Science Center is an aquarium and laboratory facility, centre of excellence of the Harbour school, on Ap lei Chau Island. The centre is focused on education and outreach program, it is equipped with up-to-date touch tank and aquaria and it hosts a great variety of colourful marine organisms! The MSC brings marine science curriculum into the school and provides a meaningful learning experience for students and the community.

During the school year the Centre is open to visitors every month on specific dates. The staff, composed of two marine biologists, will introduce you Hong Kong marine life and its amazing biodiversity.

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