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Cestum veneris

This extraterrestrial gelatinous ribbon, up to 2.5 meters long, is a real creature, Cestum veneris, also called Venus girdle. Completely transparent and virtually invisible, floats gently in the open ocean, harvesting tiny plankton. But if it is disturbed, a special reaction occurs in the surface cells, and the transparent body becomes brightly coloured, while the ctenophore curls up into a spiral, protecting the central part of the body, where all the important organs are located.

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

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

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