Commonly known as the “Arctic Comb Jelly” or “Sea Nut” Mertensia ovum is a species of cydippid ctenophore that occurs in Arctic and polar seas. Like many other ctenophores M. ovum is weakly bioluminescent and can produce a striking rainbow effect by beating their eight rows of cilia. Mertensia ovum is a carnivore and will feed on copepods and other small crustaceans that are snagged by its two sticky tentacles.
Hair @ Kenzo Fall/Winter 2011
(via Stigmata - Imgur)
Unknown Photographer, Mushroom Cultures in a Petri Dish, (1947)
From the collection of the Photographic Institute for Specialized Botany.