Saturday, September 08, 2007

What is this?

Can anyone identify this jelly fish like thing? It is more or less the size of a thumbnail.

The photo i took somewhere south of Thiruvanmiyur, Madras.

This is the response from a group:
Google on "Irukandji' and see the images. It closely matches the images in the pic....though I know that Irukandgi is mostly colourless very difficut to detect with naked eyes. This jelly fish is the most poisonous organism know to man. Its a recent discovery and very few clinics in the world have managed to successfully persons stung by this fish.

This is the deadly Irukandji fish, but my 'discovery' is different from this in some ways:

1) mine is a cobalt blue in colour, while Irukandji is transparent
2) Irukandji has only 4 tentacles, mine has more than four.
3) this was found in India, whereas Irukandji is supposedly found only in Australian beaches