Oval-Anchored Stalked Jelly
Otherworldly – This stalked jellyfish (Stauromedusae) is believed to be a new, yet-to-be-described species. A close relative is the Oval-Anchored Stalked Jelly (Haliclystus sp. max size 3 cm). Stalked jellies never become free-swimming, bell-shaped medusa.Their stalk is sticky to attach to Eelgrass, seaweeds or rocks in the shallows. Their 8 arms each have a “pom-pom” of 30 to 100 tentacles.These have stinging cells.They catch small crustaceans and bring this food to their mouth in the centre of the 8 arms.They are remarkably mobile. If a stalked jelly becomes detached, it can hold on by its tentacles and quickly reattach by its stalk. This individual was photographed at only ~3 m depth near Port McNeill.
©Jackie Hildering; www.TheMarineDetective.ca
Ready-to-hang canvas wrap. Image is mirror wrapped around a 3.8 cm (1.5″) stretcher bar. My signature is on the image.
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Ready-to-hang metal print: Printed on aluminum to give added luminescence (0.045" thickness). Inset frame is also made of aluminum and recessed 0.75" from the edge so that print appears to float when hung. My signature is on the image.
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