Bonaire Banded Box Jelly
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands (Dutch Caribbean)
- venomous box jelly
- online competition to name this new species
- ohboya was the winner, a name suggested by high school biology teacher Lisa Peck. Ms. Peck presumed people must exclaim “Oh Boy!” when they first encounter this amazing jelly – including swimmers, scuba divers, scientists, and even doctors who have treated victims of its serious stings.
Bonaire banded box jelly - Tamoya ohboya