Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Night: WHAT is this thing?

Working late alone in the lab, going through a dish of marine inverts collected from a random sample in the Pacific Ocean and you find...something.

Sometimes someone is around to share it with, sometimes not. What does THAT feel like? This video isn't mine but it gives me the same feeling of discovery.

I just found this and I don't know what it is.  THAT's saying something..



Emily said...

I'm no marine biologist, but I'd guess some kind of jellyfish larva?

Whatever it is, it's amazingly beautiful.

Snail said...

Something ctenophoran-ish?

ChrisM said...

Hmm..Ctene rows shimmer and have more of a paddling type motion.. These are strange because they are all around the edge.

I have my guesses but I'm honestly kind of stumped..

Unknown said...

I came across your blog today while researching a presentation for the 4th graders at our school. What a wonderful page! The information is very useful, but your enthusiasm and excitement make it fascinating to read. Our 4th graders will be learning a lot more about echinoderms --THANK YOU!!!!

ChrisM said...

Happy to make the information available and that the blog finds use! thanks for the kind words!