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beautiful monsters of the white sea

White Sea showed us another world with it's own aliens, and some of them were really amazing creatures. And... here they are:

Lion's mane jellyfish Cyanea capillata
Moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita

Cyanea capillata. It's maximum size is 2m bell diameter with 35m tentacles.

Jellyfish parasite Hyperia galba
Hyperia galba inside Aurelia aurita
Comb jelly Bolinopsis infundibuliformis
Comb jelly Beroe cucumis

1cm hydromedusae Aglantha digitale
Sea butterflies Limacina helicina. They are food for Sea angels.
Pteropod mollusk Sea angel or Clione limacina hunting
Sea angel common view...
...and his hunter form
Silent predator, hydrozoan Tubularia indivisa

Hydrozoan colony of Ectopleura larynx (Tubularia larymx)
Red Bull. Amphipoda Acanthonotozoma inflatum.
White knight. Amphipoda Acanthonotozoma cristatum.

Sitting jellyfish Lucernaria bathyphila
Unknown specimen of Lucernaria
Chitons Tonicella marmorea
Plumose anemone Metridium senile

Metridium senile from the top
Sea slug (Nudibranchia) Coryphella verrucosa
Sea slug Coryphella polaris
Sea slug Aeolidia papillosa
Very rare translucent form of Dendronotus frondosus sea slug
Skeleton shrimp Caprella septentrionalis
Nereis virens head (Polychaeta)
Hyperia galba inside Cyanea capillata

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