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Portuguese Man of War tentacles. Its tentacles are actually one of the four separate polyps that make up the animal (each considered a separate organism).


Jellyfish or jellies are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea & a few inhabit freshwater. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal

from the Guardian

24 hours in pictures

Read this article about how the ph changes in the ocean is favoring an increase of Jellyfish communes in the ocean. We actively can help by choosing sustainable fishes like albacore instead of tuna. And by keeping up with the world around us.

from Mail Online

When science and beauty collide: Dazzling photographs reveal the often hidden wonders of our world - and prove that research needn't be dull

Interessant: omgekeerde boom aan de onderkant. Het dunne doorschijnende licht groen geleurde vlies.


PURPLE-STRIPED JELLY (Chrysaora colorata, formerly Pelagia colorata): (Juvenile) a species of jellyfish that exists primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. The bell (body) can grow up to 3 feet, w/a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with the age of the individual, consisting typically of eight marginal long dark arms, and four central frilly oral arms. Its stinging tentacles are used to bring in mainly small prey, including zooplankton, larval fish, & fish eggs.


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from Mail Online

The monsters of the deep photographed by one intrepid diver

A Lion's Mane jellyfish wraps its tentacles around a Moon jellyfish, which it is devouring


I read somewhere that the spiraling movement of the octopus is supposed to…