Wednesday, July 06, 2016

New Jellyfish Discovered Near the Mariana Trench

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was exploring the Enigma Seamount when the ROV Deep Discoverer came across this yet-undiscovered jellyfish. Scientists believe it belongs to the genus Crossota, a group of jellies that does not have a sessile polyp stage; all phases of their lives are ocean drifters. It is also very beautiful.

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