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Aquarius III: Rainbow Jellyfis by Wrathofautumn Aquarius III: Rainbow Jellyfis by Wrathofautumn
Wheeee! More Aquarius III Concept Art. Here we have The Poseidon going through the ocean close to a swarm of Rainbow Jellyfish, with Idai and Atari nearby to have a good look. Rainbow Jellyfish have no known natural enemies, except maybe the Knuckled Squid which considers these things, according to Brine Lab communications with the species, "a very good food", which they assume means a rare delicacy.

Rainbow Jellyfish are pure survivors. They can close their bodies entirely and shut down their metabolisms, causing them to fall into a deep hibernation. When in this state they are impervious to the effects of extreme temperatures and radiation. It is said it could be impervious to even the vacuum of space. The only other species known to do this is the water bear.

They migrate across the oceans of Aquarius III flowing with the currents. Only when temperatures are within tolerances do the Rainbow Jellyfish open up again to feed on the bacteria with their tentacles. Once they're finished feeding, they float out of the hot spot and begin to drift again in the currents, closed once more.

It is interesting to note that the bacteria they consume results in an bioluminscence which gives off an entire pattern of rainbow colors. The sight of these glowing jellyfish is striking and adds a sort of beauty in the dark, lonely waters of Aquarius III.

C&C well appreciated! ^.^
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KuroInuSama69 Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really beautiful. and considering that I am in a star Trek state of mind as of late, I gotta say its very nice to see you did a great job buddy
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Yeah. I have a theory one time that direct contact with body warmth could cause them to unfold in the middle of the freezing waters and die instantly. D: That'd be really sad.
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KuroInuSama69 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah , that would be really sad ;_;
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I imagine them making these cooing sounds in the water for some reason. THey almost seem really cute that way.
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KuroInuSama69 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be cool
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Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Psychedelia~! :lol:
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Oh, I know! totally reaganomics!
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fattmattkaz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
That would make a good desktop!
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Really?
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fattmattkaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
its trippy enough!
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Like a lava lamp. :D
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fattmattkaz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
I use a lava lamp for my night stand lamp! WOOT!
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Cane-McKeyton Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet that would be quite beautiful to see such a thing in real life.
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Wrathofautumn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Yes, yes it would...YOU'D MAKE RAINBOWS! :D
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