Moon Jelly scyphistoma strobilizing
Aurealia aurita

f22 @ 1/60s, Kodachrome 25 slide film, ASA 25, Nikonos II w 1:1 extension tube, Oceanic flash w aluminum flash reflector


"Aurealia aurita," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Aurelia aurita (also called the moon jelly, moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, or saucer jelly) is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia.The young larval stage, a planula, has small ciliated cells and after swimming freely in the plankton for a day or more, settles on an appropriate substrate, where it changes into a special type of polyp called a "scyphistoma", which divides by strobilation into small ephyrae that swim off to grow up as medusae.
Narragansett Bay, Narragansett, Rhode Island
 
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