Microscopic High-Speed Video of Sea Anemone Tentacles Releasing Stinging Venom

Smarter Every Day
traveled to James Cook University in Australia to capture some microscopic high-speed video of a sea anemone releasing toxins from the nematocysts that extend from their tentacles for predatory and defensive purposes. Toxicologist Dr. Jamie Seymour is noticeably excited to capture the small, high-speed process is such detail.

I’ve got goose bumps all over me from this sort of thing. It’s just great. It’s exactly why I do this sort of stuff.