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Subject: APK0008cln

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Is this a Solmaris? I don't remember seeing those round things at the bases of the tentacles before.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yes, it is a huge #Solmaris with the unconfirmed babies inside 😃 Check this one: APK0007ybh

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Oh wow I didn't think of that! How cool!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    It isn't confirmed yet! I may be completely wrong. Check this video about Narcomedusae https://vimeo.com/49763209

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  • LombardFabien by LombardFabien scientist

    Narcomed. have very uncommon reproduction cycle: their "polyps" are obligate parasites of other jellyfish and especially other narco species

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  • LombardFabien by LombardFabien scientist

    ... so what you see here is an adult narcomedusae with parasitic polyps that are budding future jellyfish

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    So they don't have to be babies of this huge guy but some other narco-aliens?

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  • cguigand by cguigand scientist, admin

    Merci Fabien. Our Jelly specialist!

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Weird factoids like this are what we citizen scientists live for!

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  • mkmcguir by mkmcguir

    I got this one this time 😃

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    Congrats! 😃

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