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Subject: APK00046oi

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    What is the dark object in the centre of the #medusa bell? Could it be a #parasitic organism?

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    Wow, really hard to tell. The bell isn't deformed in any way as if something is on it. Possibly in another plane?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    It could be a part of the bell.. it looks familiar to me, I think I've seen something like that before on a medusa bell.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    If so, it definitely doesn't look like it should be there...

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, compare to these ones: APK0001zz8 , APK0000vef or APK00078eu ..I'm thinking whether it could have something with their reproduction..

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Hm,I've just found a post by @jessicaluo where she explains what gonads are on another medusa APK0004g4y They are opaque and look different.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    That's waay cool..

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  • cguigand by cguigand scientist, admin

    It does not look like gonads to me. I could be a parasite? or something in front of the Jelly

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Have you seen the other ones with the same looking object? (they're linked below)

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