Moon Jelly swims through the sea
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Moon Jelly swims through the sea by Marie M. Jenkins

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Published by Holiday House in New York .
Written in English


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Describes the life cycle of a female moon jellyfish as she escapes the many hazards of the sea to develop from planula to polyp to ephyra to a young adult ready to lay her own fertilized eggs.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Marie M. Jenkins. Illustrated by René Martin.
SeriesLife-cycle stories
ContributionsMartin, René, d. 1977, illus.
LC ClassificationsPZ10.J33515 Mo
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p.
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5689400M
LC Control Number70007753

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