Also sometimes called the crystal jelly, is a bioluminescent jellyfish, that is found off the west coast of North America.
The species is best known as the source of two proteins involved in bioluminescence, aequorin, a photoprotein, and green fluorescent protein (GFP). Their discoverers, Osamu Shimomura and colleagues, won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on GFP.
Crown princess Victoria at the Nobel Award ceremony and Banquet - Edition 2008
During the 2008 Nobel Award ceremony and banquet, Crown princess Victoria of Sweden wore a beautiful purple/burgundy coloured gown. She combined it with the Baden Fringe tiara and an amethyst and diamond brooche and earrings.
Fluorescent by juliosanjuan5 Aequorea Jellyfish inhabits temperate to tropical waters, in coastal and littoral areas
Aquarea is the source of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) that is used as a marker in genetics and other areas of molecular biology. The three scientists who discovered GFP and developed its use as a marker, won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Ibiza, (Spain)