"Found these translucent "scales" at Hueneme Beach yesterday. A dozen or so had washed up on the beach. I picked this one to photo because it had blue colored fleshy tissue on the margin." - Bob Montana
Observation and photos by Bob Montana, sent to email@example.com.
A dozen found at the high tide line north of Pescadero Creek .
Stranded on beach.
See orange stripes on the stalk of the one in the middle; most were striped very pale orange.
Cnidaria (/naɪˈdɛəriə/ with a silent c) is a phylum containing over 10,000species of animals found exclusively in aquatic and mostly marine environments. Their distinguishing feature is cnidocytes, specialized cells that they use mainly for capturing prey. Their bodies consist of mesoglea, a non-living jelly-like substance, sandwiched between two layers of epithelium that are mostly one cell thick. They have two basic body forms: swimming medusae and sessile polyps, both of which are radially symmetrical with mouths...