Alien 1




Alien #1
A jellyfish hydromedusa, Aglaura hemistura, bell about ~3mm, tentacle diameter ~15mm
Tiny and flighty, this jelly is super-sensitive to movement and pressure, so approaching it is challenging – the slightest motion causes it to bunch up it’s tentacles and jet away. Eventually, it will re-settle, and cast out its net once again, and allow me another chance for a careful approach. The “lick test” has shown this one to be about as stingy as Frank’s Hot Sauce.