London was a blast! Kicked off the trip with a visit to the SeaLife Aquarium, before going out for drinks with Ernesto and Catharine at a very aptly named pub called 'The Walrus'. These are moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, which are harmless to humans
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Microscopy Monday: Gorgonia Spirules // Microscopie du lundi: spirules de gorgone
1 185:29 PM Jan 7, 2019
Im Meer sehen sie aus wie Quallen, an Land wie ein lilafarbener Ballon mit Fäden: Portugiesische Galeeren.
Die Tiere werden auch "Floating Terror" genannt. Das Gift aus den Nesselzellen verursacht bei Menschen starke Schmerzen und Quaddeln auf der Haut. Kleine Fische und andere Beutetiere können dadurch sterben.
Wegen der Nesseltiere sind in Australien gerade mehrere Strände gesperrt worden. An der Ostküste im Bundesstaat Queensland waren Hunderte Badegäste mit den zum Teil meterlangen Tentakeln der Portugiesischen Galeere in Kontakt gekommen. Betroffen war unter anderem der beliebte Badeort Coolangatta südlich von Brisbane. Allein am Sonntag (06.01.2019) wurden nördlich und südlich von Brisbane mehr als 900 Menschen behandelt. Ungewöhnlich starke Winde haben die Nesseltiere laut Rettungsdienst in Queensland Richtung australische Küste getrieben.
Portugiesische Galeeren ähneln Quallen, sie bestehen aber anders als diese aus einer Kolonie von Einzeltieren.
As these Seychelles anemonefish swim over their host anemone you can see how their fin and body movements cause the anemones tentacles to sway. Such motions can influence the flow of seawater over the anemones surface, potentially increasing the uptake of oxygen across their tissues. This is one way how anemones benefit from their mobile residents.
The fish are also rewarded in a number of ways, one being protected from predators by the stinging tentacles. It’s a mutual symbiotic relationship (symbiosis meaning ‘living together’ from ancient Greek).
Lion’s mane jellyfish
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Diet: Zooplankton, fish, and other jellyfish
Distribution: Global oceans
Habitat: Open ocean
The lion’s mane jellyfish is an enormous invertebrate and is the largest jellyfish in the Atlantic Ocean. They can grow up to sixty meters long, which is more than twice the length of an average blue whale. While they are massive, they only live for about one year.
Image credits to- Herb Segars and Gavin Parsons
A giant jelly surprise on a descent! 💦 What’s your favourite surprise been during a descent or ascent from a dive? 👀
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The spectacular scenes found in tide pools are typically impossible to observe while scuba diving. In rocky areas close to the shore at low tide, gorgeously lit limpets, gangly gooseneck barnacles, ultramarine mussels, speckled sea stars and shieldlike chitons anchored to the rocks form beautifully mottled scenes. Diminutive snails find shelter among the small plants growing within pools carved in the rocks by waves over time. Clusters of turban snails and hermit crabs scuttling to and fro enliven the scene. Trapped in these rock pools among the colorful anemone, glittering urchins, sponges, tube worms, whelks, vibrant seaweeds and corals are various small fish, crabs and shrimp. Giant green sea anemones as large as dinner plates reveal themselves along with sea stars in orange, cream, blue, red and violet hues. - Brandy Cole, Artist, Photographer and Marine Explorer.
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The coloration of a moon jelly often changes depending on its diet. If the jelly feeds extensively on crustaceans, it turns pink or lavender. An orange tint hints that a jelly's been feeding on brine shrimp.
Found worldwide in temperate and tropical waters, moon jellies feed in quiet bays and harbors. Although moon jellies have a sting, they pose little threat to humans.
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26 12005:42 PM Jun 11, 2018
Meet the flower hat jellyfish! No, you can't wear this hat to the next royal wedding, but you can definitely appreciate this jelly's beauty. But only from afar! This jelly packs a powerful sting, which comes in handy when they're hunting. Underneath their flourescent bells and tentacles are another set of corkscrew-shaped tentacles that are responsible for stinging and eating fish whole. This jelly always finishes its entire plate! ⠀
Did you know that if a jellyfish is cut in two, the pieces of the jellyfish can regenerate and create two new organisms. Similarly, if a jellyfish is injured, it may clone itself and potentially produce hundreds of offspring.
7 3113:51 PM Jan 6, 2018
💙Gorgornian Wrapper (Nemanthus annamensis)
. 💙This colonial species of anemone is associated with gorgonians and black corals.
Found with its base wrapped around coral skeletons, it is unclear to whether the anemone actively kills the coral, or if it has settled after the coral died.
Zebra striped sea anemone is most common in central Indo-Pacific ocean zone. It is one of the coolest sea anemone.
59 8704:54 PM Mar 4, 2018
Japan sea. North Primorye. Rudnaya bay. Jellifish Haliclystus auricula is most prevalent in the waters of the northern Pacific. They usually attach themselves to seaweed of various species, and large colonies can be found on eelgrass beds in Puget Sound and northern California. These organisms are usually found in cold seas.
It is believed that Haliclystus auricula can move by using its mouth covered with tentacles and contracting its adhesive disk. This is only over smooth surfaces and has not really been seen. Another idea of how it may move is by using the marginal anchors within the tentacles as looping mechanisms. The main purpose of the marginal anchors is to produce a sticky mucous that attaches it to the plants. However, Halicystus auricula is not a very mobile organism.
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29 12616:13 PM Jun 14, 2018
A huge Actinostola chilensis anemone from the depth of the almost unknown island of Madre de Dios, in Southern Chilean Patagonia.
This species is found in exposed areas with rocky substrate at depths of 20 to 278 m. Occasionally it is found on biogenic substrates. This species has separate sexes.
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