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Pelagia noctiluca

Pelagia noctiluca is typically known in English as the mauve stinger, but other common names are purple-striped jelly, purple stinger, purple people eater, and night-light jellyfish. Pelagia is one of the widely distributed jellyfish of the world's oceans with extremely stinging tentacles, whose burns can leave scars for months or even a lifetime. An impressive feature of these jellyfish is that the stinging cells are located not only on the tentacles but also on the dome, so this jellyfish cannot be touched with bare hands, even if it is washed up on the beach. They are also bioluminescent and glow a gentle blue light when disturbed. Passing through a cluster of these jellyfish at night by boat you can see an unforgettable light show of blue flashes on the surface of the sea.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

Properties

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Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

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