This mesmerizing Cosmic Jellyfish was found during the exploration of the Utu Seamount in the National Marine Sanctuary, 2.3 miles beneath the surface by members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
While the jellyfish was first identified as a Rhopalonematid trachymedusa, it might be a whole new species. Why may you ask? Well, this Cosmic Jellyfish has two rows of tentacles where one row is facing up and the other down. Jellyfish tentacles usually hang down from its bell.
Did you know?
- Jellyfish have no hearts, brains or eyes.
- Jellyfish can eat ten times their body weight in one day.
- The Cosmic Jellyfish reproductive organs are yellow and its digestive system red.
It should come as no surprise that we’ve thought jellyfish looked like something out of a sci-fi movie. In 2014, we stumbled upon a galaxy named Jellyfish Space.
Do you think you’re ready for this jelly?
Take a look at this majestic jellyfish. And try not to stare at it for too long; that hypnotic sway will transport you.