Dozens of Lion's Mane Jellies are washing ashore here in Port Townsend, WA, on the Olympic Peninsula
Around the Giant Green ones.
Very dark color, but a few others (normal/reddish) a few feet away.
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...