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The compass jellyfish is easy to recognize by the brown v-shaped markings found running from the center of the jellyfish down to the outer edge. This jellyfish has long stinging tentacles hanging from the rim. The catching arms around the mouth opening resemble a bridal veil and can grow much longer than the tentacles. A compass jellyfish begins life as a male but eventually turns female in the course of its one year of life.

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