Anne Sexton, 1966
Currently reading her biography (finally)
What a beast. Look at that smile.
The black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos), sometimes informally known as the Black jellyfish or Sarlacc Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish that can be found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The black sea nettle can be quite massive, with a bell diameter potentially up to 1m and oral arms extending to 5 or 6 meters. The bell color is a distinctive opaque dark purple to nearly black, with the margin having a lighter brown reticulated pattern. No other West Coast jelly that visits nearshore waters has this dark pigmentation.