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Cyanea capillata

Lion’s mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata. Queen of the Arctic seas. It is the world's largest jellyfish, reaching 37 meters in tentacle length and over 2 meters in dome diameter. Thousands of fine tentacles form a thick mane, leading to its nickname of the Lion's Mane. But these jellyfish aren't always like that - once they breed, they stop feeding and gradually lose their tentacles, turning into insanely beautiful alien flowers. They digest themselves and their tentacles so that nutrients can flow into their eggs - future generations of jellyfish. From their birth to death, Cyanea jellyfish look vastly different, but always spectacular.

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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