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Common Northern Comb Jelly   Common Northern Comb Jelly (Bolinopsis infundibulum) - The body is oval and somewhat flat. It has 2 lobes which are less than half the body length. 8 rows of comb-like ciliary plates. Color transparent with iridescent ciliary plates. Length to 6"; width, 2". Found along the coast.
Sea Gooseberry
  Sea Gooseberry (Pleurobracia pileus) - The body is egg shaped with 2 very long tentacles. Very easy to identify from all other species of Ctenophone. Height, 1 1/8", width, 1". Found near shore.

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