We took advantage of a beautiful June 1st and took our paddleboards to Puget Sound. We viewed several Lion's Mane jellys! Lion's mane is our largest jelly and can be found from our area north to Alaska. The bell is a peach-orange color with deep burgundy tentacles. Further north the bell color is a deeper red. My wife Jennifer captured this video, hope you enjoy!
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