New Jellyfish Species Found | Our Beautiful Planet

New Jellyfish Species or Alien Spacecraft?!

With red and yellow lights seeming to glow inside its bulbous body, a newfound jellyfish looks just like a visitor from outer space!

Scientists operating the ROV Deep Discoverer from aboard the research vessel Okeanos Explorer found the jellyfish on April 24 at a depth of 12,140 feet (3,700 meters). This was the fourth dive for the ROV for the first leg of a mission called the 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas, a three-cruise expedition run by NOAA and partners with the goal of understanding the deep-water habitats in and around the Mariana Trench. During the dive, the scientists found other fascinating features of this underwater mountain they call Enigma Seamount.

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