Catostylus mosaicus ON EXHIBIT:
Jellies: Living Art exhibit at Ocean Journey
Blubber jellyfish can range in color from tan to bright blue to deep purple. Their coloration is believed to be a form of sunscreen and intensifies when they are exposed to sunlight.
When dried and preserved properly, this species is considered a delicacy in many Asian countries. With its numbers increasing in Australian waters, many fishermen have turned to harvesting the blubber jellyfish to sell to foreign markets for food. Jellyfish meat is a high protein/low fat food.