|Aurelia aurita - Strobilation. Diluted Indian ink, 2012 (30 x 20 cm)|
dinsdag 31 januari 2012
The moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) reproduces both sexually, and asexually in a process indicated as strobilation. This process occurs during the colonial polyp stage and produces either polyps or juvenile medusae called ephyra. Strobilation tend to occur at specific periods, typically early spring.
The reproduced drawing has no claim to scientific accuracy, but it draws attention to the abundance with which the moon jelly releases is reproductive organisms.