CREATURES OF THE GELATINOUS WORLD 1 – OBELIA
Obelia is a genus of hydrozoans, a class of animals primarily found in marine environments (although some species exist in freshwater) that go through different life stages, alternating between polyp and medusa forms.
Hydrozoans belong to the phylum Cnidaria, which includes aquatic organisms, mainly found in marine environments, with relatively simple body structures.
In English-speaking countries, Obelia is often called “sea fur” due to the appearance of its colonies, which from a distance can resemble a furry texture.
In the close-up images in this post, one can see a specimen of Obelia in its “medusa” form and another showing an enlarged view of an Obelia colony. The medusa individuals are born from the polyps within the colony.
This is one of the three artworks from the “Creatures of the Gelatinous World” series exhibited at the plankton exhibition “MICROCEANO – Journey into the Invisible Marine World” at Miramare Castle in Trieste, from June 5th to June 20th, 2021.
Text source: Wikipedia
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