Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Deepstaria enigma: Addendum

The fine folks at MBARI have let us in on some more footage of that crazy Deepstaria jellyfish.

This time it looks elegant and majestic, still incredibly odd but not flailing around embarrassingly like a drunk in a really nice suit.


We also get to see our very own Big Red Jellyfish in action and another glimpse of the cascading oral arms of Stygiomedusa gigantea.

These are all big, deep sea jellyfish who lack tentacles, and so have had to find other ways of catching their food. It involves being really weird. Good!

2 comments:

Chloë Langley said...

The video is incredible, now I finally know what the HD video is really good for! It is amazing that they can shoot such high quality imagery in those depths.

Comment1 said...

It's fantastic what they can do now! All that detail and colour... amazing1

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