Black Sea Nettle © Dennis Mojado
Black Sea Nettle: This is a crop of a close-up photo. Black Sea Nettles have only recently been named (in 1997), and are mysterious creatures. They hang out in Southern California down through Mexico and as far north as Monterey Bay. They disappear for many years at a time; whereabouts unknown during those years. The smooth tentacles are neuro-toxin stingers, the frilly tentacles are "mouth-arms".

Snapped on: June 13, 2004.

Nikon D100, Nikkor 50 1:1.8 f2 1/60sec. ISO1600

Posted on: 06.15.04 || More Macro Photos || Comments (0)

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