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Flashing Comb Jelly - Ctenophores Commonly known as Comb Jelly, Ctenophores are mostly translucent/transparent, able to retract and expand their body and emits out lights as it swim through the water column. Saw quite a lot of them during a dive, quite large in size, mostly around 15 cm when retracted and when it opens up, it looks like a space ship (Empire&#039;s Tie Fighter in Star Wars) with &#039;wing-span&#039; of around 30 cm. The bioluminescence lights they emits can sometimes be captured in neon colour under flash photography as shown in this picture.<br />
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Read more about them and their interesting evolutionary history here :<br />
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<a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140521-comb-jelly-ctenophores-oldest-animal-family-tree-science/" rel="nofollow">http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140521-comb-jelly-ctenophores-oldest-animal-family-tree-science/</a><br />
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Flashing Comb Jelly - Ctenophores

Commonly known as Comb Jelly, Ctenophores are mostly translucent/transparent, able to retract and expand their body and emits out lights as it swim through the water column. Saw quite a lot of them during a dive, quite large in size, mostly around 15 cm when retracted and when it opens up, it looks like a space ship (Empire's Tie Fighter in Star Wars) with 'wing-span' of around 30 cm. The bioluminescence lights they emits can sometimes be captured in neon colour under flash photography as shown in this picture.

Read more about them and their interesting evolutionary history here :

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140521-comb-jelly-ctenophores-oldest-animal-family-tree-science/

    comments (8)

  1. These kind of posts always hit a nerve with me, Albert. I'm in total awe of the beauty and mystery of such sea creatures. Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy for your appreciation of the marine world :) Posted 9 days ago
  2. It is Friday afternoon in my part of the world (Washington state in the U.S.A......every Friday I get excited to see Jungle Dragon come into to my email box. Again, another assortment of wonderful creatures....and this Flashing Comb Jelly is right up there on the top of wonderful things floating through this world. Thank you, Albert, for sharing this (and all the other creatures you share) and thank you, Ferdy, for hosting this wonderful site!
    Heather Bruce in Awe in Washington
    Posted 6 days ago
    1. Thanks, Heather for your kind words and appreciation.
      Forums like Jungle Dragon is a great way to share wild life encounters and we get to learn about stuff that sometimes we don't know existed :D
      Posted 6 days ago
  3. Brilliant in more ways than one. Is there any limit to what you will show us Albert !? :) Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks, Mark for your kind words and encouragement.
      I was just lucky to have the opportunity to also share marine life and in this particular instance, it was quite a challenge to get the 'glowing green' light as many shots doesn't reflects that and a few were with them either just lighting up or the lights were waning with just a hint of the green glow. This was the best capture that I could get to show it :)
      Posted 4 days ago
  4. I love these creatures. You are so generous sharing your impressive collection. Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks, Leuba for your kind words and encouragement :) Posted 4 days ago

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Uploaded May 15, 2017. Captured May 14, 2017 07:06 in Unnamed Road, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines.
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  • 4.5mm