a medusa

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Franz Neidl
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a medusa

Post by Franz Neidl »

Currently we have a very warm wether. The tourists and even the medusae are happy of it. You can see them in a great number.
I dont know the species of the medusa. Maybe somebody can help?
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Post by Jacek »

You always have something interesting to show

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Post by bromodomain »

What a great specimen. If you can try to observe one under polarized light (especially slightly larger individuals). They form clusters of what I suspect is calcium carbonate in their periphery which helps them figure out which way gravity pulls them to. The cluster looks like skittles :)

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