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Common Northern Comb Jelly is at the end of an evolutionary line called a dead end phylum. Ctenophora are lobbed Jellies without dangling tentacles containing stinging cells. They are therefore harmless to us. They can swim by convulsive body action. The form of some have lobes called Lappets.
Comb Jellies are named for the fine cilia which resemble a comb. They use these cilia to move through the water column. They use invisibility, or red coloration not discernable at depth, to camouflage themselves from predator's. warming ocean climate change is thought to be one reason their numbers are increasing a lot.
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- Janet MacCausland
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