Lion's Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) – the largest known species of jellyfish. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) and tentacles 120 feet (37 m) long.
Rhizostoma cuvierii (glass model). During the late 19th century, Leopola Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.
Glass scientific models of Cnidaria by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka, NHM Geneva. Photo by Gergana Vasileva.
☆ 1860’s Anatomically Perfect Glass Sculptures of Sea Anemones :¦: Father-and-son Glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka ☆
☆ 1860’s Anatomically Perfect Glass Sculptures of Nudibranchs :¦: Father-and-son Glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka ☆