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Cyanea capillata ephyra

Jellyfish are not born from jellyfish. They have two stages in their life cycle. In fact, they are born by budding from tiny polyps on the seafloor. The very tiny jellyfish with underdeveloped tentacles are called ephyrae - they are basically jellyfish larvae, no bigger than a few millimeters in size. Here is Cyanea capillata, the largest jellyfish in the world, with a dome diameter of 2.3 meters and tentacles 37 meters long - the height of a 12-story building. And it grows into such a monster in less than six months from a tiny 2-mm ephyra.

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

White Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

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