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Medusa (Jellyfish)

Pelagia noctiluca

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8 Comments

EmilieChich
EmilieChich a year ago

Beautiful!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Congratulations

Beautiful find Kozoga,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations kozoga, your Mauve Stinger is our Spotting of the Day:

"There's something eerily beautiful about this Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca), our Spotting of the Day! Pelagia noctiluca (class Scyphozoa) is a widely distributed small pelagic jellyfish. It is varying in color but generally pink, mauve or golden, and is also bioluminescent. P. noctiluca is the most venomous and abundant jellyfish of the Mediterranean Sea, and undergoes sporadic blooms which can cause public heath concerns. Like all jellyfish P. noctiluca possesses stinging organoids, called nematocysts, which can discharge a mixture of toxic compounds into preys and predators.
For more information : https://buff.ly/2NQswBY "

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kozoga
kozoga a year ago

Thanks!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

Love the photo, Kozoga...you nailed it!

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Beautiful Mauve Stinger as a common name from Mediterranean waters.
I like the name noctiluca in the species name, think from the Latin it means "night light" :)

Great find and thanks for sharing

kozoga
Spotted by
kozoga

Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.82, Long: -2.04

Spotted on Jul 25, 2018
Submitted on Aug 30, 2018

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