This image shows a flower-hat jelly in all its splendor as an adult. The tightly curled tentacles are used to nab prey. The species tend to lurk on the…Read More »
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Credit: Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium
Under blue light, an adult flower hat jellyfish shows off its amazing fluorescence. The creatures only live for about 6 months.
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