Stinging cells (nematocysts) line the tentacles of this moon jelly (Aurelia aurita). Upon contact with prey or a predator, a venom-laden harpoon shoots out to stun or kill.

Photo: © Alexander Semenov,  source

This post is posted on Friday 15 March 2013.
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