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.

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.

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, 1866, glass octopus

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, 1866, glass octopus

Pleurobranchia rhododactyla (glass model)

Pleurobranchia rhododactyla (glass model)

☆ 1860’s Anatomically Perfect Glass Sculptures of Nudibranchs :¦: Father-and-son Glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka ☆

☆ 1860’s Anatomically Perfect Glass Sculptures of Nudibranchs :¦: Father-and-son Glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka ☆

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of Athorybia rosacea, late 19th century

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Glass model of Athorybia rosacea, late 19th century

"Sea Creatures in Glass," the exhibition features 58 of 429 artful glass models of sea creatures produced by father/son team Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and Rudolph Blaschka (1857-1929)

"Sea Creatures in Glass," the exhibition features 58 of 429 artful glass models of sea creatures produced by father/son team Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and Rudolph Blaschka (1857-1929)

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.

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.

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 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 ☆

☆ 1860’s Anatomically Perfect Glass Sculptures of Nudibranchs :¦: Father-and-son Glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka ☆

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