Comb Jelly Reflecting Colors

Light refracts off the comb-rows of the Mertensia ovum, a ctenophore, producing stripes of rainbow colors. The jelly eats copepods and small crustaceans that become stuck to its sticky tentacles. View the “Under Arctic Ice” photo essay to learn more.

Credit: 

K. Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College, Arctic Exploration 2002, NOAA