We all know jellyfish that float around at sea, but this wee jellyfish (about the size of a one-dollar coin) sticks itself onto the stalks of seaweed. The first stalked jellyfish found in New Zealand was found at Stewart Island, and then recently they were also found in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve on Wellington’s south coast. This is definitely a new record for the Three Kings, and is the furthest north it’s been seen (actually it’s difficult to get much further north!).
Kareen says the stalked jellyfish can move if it wants to – it can unstick itself and then tumble along using its sticky pads in a very
slow motion forward roll.