My parents encountered this unknown creature on a beach in Karpathos, Greece.

None of the locals have seen it before, it may be a species that has moved further north due to ocean warming.

Any ideas what it is?

Unknown jellyfish-like creature

  • $\begingroup$ @tyersome - Thank you for migrating to the proper page. $\endgroup$
    – GCon
    Mar 18, 2022 at 0:01

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It seems to be a "Hula skirt siphonophore" - Physophora hydrostatica

Physophora hydrostatica, also known as hula skirt siphonophore, is a species of siphonophores in the family Physophoridae.1


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    $\begingroup$ Nicely done. Distribution is in the Mediterranean and much of the Atlantic, so that fits. There are some nice photos of it here $\endgroup$
    – bob1
    Mar 18, 2022 at 1:46

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