Narcomedusae are the most common group of medusae in the mesopelagic depths (200-1000 meters) of Monterey Bay. This jelly, Solmissus sp., feeds by swimming slowly with its tentacles stretched out. When animals bump into the tentacles, stinging cells fire and hold on to the prey. It eats plankton, including salps and doliolids, ctenophores, other jellies and copepods.
(via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

Narcomedusae are the most common group of medusae in the mesopelagic depths (200-1000 meters) of Monterey Bay. This jelly, Solmissus sp., feeds by swimming slowly with its tentacles stretched out. When animals bump into the tentacles, stinging cells fire and hold on to the prey. It eats plankton, including salps and doliolids, ctenophores, other jellies and copepods.

(via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

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