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Meandering Medusa

June 6, 2024

Meandering Medusa

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Kimberly Rollins Davis Kimberly Rollins Davis

Circling, circling, this pulsing white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) glows in the bright light in the Spineless exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. The dazzling, blue-belled cnidarian is in its medusa (adult) stage.

Not actually cauliflower (although there is a resemblance to the vegetable), its trailing appendages, known as oral arms, catch and ingest plankton.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as one of the top submissions for Wild View’s Summer Celebration assignment. Congratulations!

Nikon D500 with Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro

Brooklyn, US Map It


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