Thousands of Blue button jellyfish ( Porpita porpita ) washed ashore on a local beach today. These beautiful animals have stinging cells called nematocysts. They can cause skin irritation but generally are not a threat.
I collected a few specimens to photograph in the studio. I was curious to see if this animal would fluoresce under blue light. I used my underwater setup as my lighting studio. I took a few photos using the Light & Motion Nightsea Blue light.
The round disc fluoresced bright orange under blue light.
Have a great day!