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upsidedown-jelly-dgAs its name suggests, the upside-down jelly (Cassiopeia xamachana) is often found upside-down. It swims right-side up, but settles, inverted, in calm, shallow waters so it can feed. A mutually beneficial relationship exists between this animal and a type of algae called zooxanthellae, which live in the jelly's lacy oral arms. The algae produce food and energy for the jelly through photosynthesis.

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