• Rare Footage Captures the Luminous Tentacles of the Psychedelic Jellyfish as It Floats Through the Pacific Ocean

    7 days ago - By Colossal

    
    The findings coming out of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Insitute continue to amaze us: new footage from a recent ROV dive into the midnight zone of Monterey Canyon in the Pacific Ocean captures the incredibly rare psychedelic jellyfish and its vibrant body. First discovered in 2018, the elusive creature has luminous, spindly tentacles that, when drifting in the water, appear like colorful light trails rather than gelatinous appendages. The footage shares glimpses of both male and female specimens and their distinct body parts, and you also might want to watch this phantom...
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  • Incredible Footage of a ‘Psychedelic' and Colorful Deep-Sea Jellyfish

    7 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has published a new video that features what it describes as a weird and wonderful deep-sea creature. This “psychedelic” jellyfish is one of the most colorful residents of the ocean's midnight zone.
    MBARI regularly uses underwater remote operated vehicles to explore the ocean off the coast of Monterey, which plays host to a colossal underwater canyon that measures a mile from top to bottom and rivals the height and depth of the Grand Canyon. The Monterey Canyon hosts abundant life and is a spectacular subject for scientific observation including...
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