WATCH: Jellyfish Looks Like Underwater Firework in Rare Footage


E/V Nautilus – TRANSCEND Media Service

28 Jan 2018 – A stunning luminous jellyfish that resembles an exploding firework and is rarely encountered by humans has been filmed in the depths of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The ‘Halitrephes Massi’ jellyfish was unexpectedly discovered by a research team aboard the Exploration Vessel ‘Nautilus’ during one of their sampling operations some 4,000 feet underwater off Baja California, Mexico. The team were using their remotely operated vehicle ‘Hercules’ near the Revillagigedo Archipelago looking for crabs, when they came across the jellyfish and its dazzling display.


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