Rainbow Glow Jellyfish


Jellyfish expert Lisa Gershwin found a new species off Tasmania that has a rainbow attached! It's not bioluminescent, but shows reflected light in lovely colors. And it doesn't sting. The unnamed jelly is very fragile, and will fall apart as soon as it touches a net. Link -via Unique Daily

(image credit: Martin George/QVMAG)

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At the zoo I volunteer at, for a while we had what were called "rainbow jellies", and when the light from above their tank shone through them, their whole body looked like the tentacles of this one. It was incredibly cool.

The ones we had were similar to this one: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0LlKkQ7nRJI/RzHGuYZXfnI/AAAAAAAAAoU/-UVEc4kUzXE/s400/periphylla48_500.jpg
but were much cooler looking.
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I saw something like this at the TN Aquarium 10 years ago. I think it was called a Christmas tree jelly but it had colors just like this and they were running like blinking, sparking, Christmas lights.
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