Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Stunningly Beautiful Jellyfish

This beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 of the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas expedition on April 24, 2016. Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. At the beginning of the video, you'll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode.

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