Biographic Feature on Olindias Formosus

The following photo of a flower hat jellyfish (Olindias formosus) features in a recent article posted on Biographic.

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I took this photo in May 2017 because the jellyfish’s pink and lime-green speckles were pretty. As it turns out, research published in 2015 demonstrates that this cnidarian uses fluorescence to attract prey, meaning that it’s colourful decorations are for more than show.

Click here to read the feature on Biographic, and here to read the research paper.

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