Story of a Biologist

Ephyrae (larval jellyfish)

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This piece shows mesmerizing pulsations of larval moon jellies (Aurelia aurita). Jellyfish larvae called ephyrae represent the tiny immature stage in the life cycle of certain species of jellyfish, belonging to the class Scyphozoa. These ephyrae represent a developmental stage between the attached polyp, which is the initial sessile form of the jellyfish, and the fully mature adult medusa, which is the familiar free-swimming jellyfish that most people recognize. As the ephyra grows into an adult jellyfish, it becomes capable of reproduction. Jellyfish life cycles can vary between different species, but the ephyra stage is a common and critical phase in the life cycle of many jellyfish species.


  • Small Acrylic: 4.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Comes with US plug and custom cable 

Artist Bio: 

Professor Igor Adameyko stands as a prominent figure in the field of microscopy and active biology research, promoting the exploration of marine plankton and marine conservation. Over many years, Igor, along with his team, has served as influential advocates for the microcosmic realm, contributing significantly to the promotion of knowledge about sea plankton, biodiversity and its importance in marine ecosystems.

Loop Duration
02m 09s