Photo of the Day 13 September 2007

Monterey, California, 2007
Photograph by Peter Essick
In the midst of an underwater ballet, a school of sea nettles drifts through California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. Chrysaora fuscescens is a type of jellyfish found in coastal waters from Alaska to California. The invertebrate hunts by trailing its long sting-cell-covered tentacles and ruffled mouth-arms through the water, combing for zooplankton and larval fishes.