Ryan Murphy took this image of a Ctenpphore in 2010. This is one of the large forms of “plankton” in our waters.
|Phylum||Ctenophora – Sea gooseberries & comb jellies|
|Class||Nuda – Sea gooseberries & comb jellies|
http://faculty.washington.edu/cemills/Ctenophores.html: This reference provides a good general description of the characteristics of Ctenophores . Note the discussion on the fact that they are not bioluminescent as many believe.
This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by the students, faculty, volunteers and staff of Lester B. Pearson College– 2014-Garry Fletcher