A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks - Halitrephes Jelly

The frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jelly came into view at 1225m in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico. Radial canals that move nutrients through the jelly's bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright splashes of yellow and pink--but without our lights this gelatinous beauty drifts unseen in the dark.

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+6 1. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

Natures wonders never cease to amaze. :O
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+2 2. Natan_el_Tigre commented 1 year ago

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+1 3. huldu commented 1 year ago

Just look at that thing and now imagine how an alien life form would look on another planet. It just blows my mind what nature can come up with.
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+1 4. thefox commented 1 year ago