Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jellyfish, Charles Alexandre Lesueur, c. 1800

More on this naturalist, artist and explorer (1778-1846) here.

Found via Ailleurs Ici Presque Sans Sommeil. From the collection of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Le Havre.

From top to bottom: Méduse Rhizostoma octopus (Linné, 1788), Méduse Chrysaora hysoscella (Linné, 1766), Méduse Cyanea lamarcki ( Péron et Lesueur, 1810).


Skyler said...

Awesome! Do you know what species these are?

Maybe a post on cephalpods? Specifically cuttlefish?

JE said...

Scroll down to the bottom, Sklyer! And yes, why don't you guest post on cuttlefish for me?