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The Search for the Rare Psychedelic Jellyfish: New Footage of Bright, Luminous Creature

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With its long and spindly tentacles that appear to glow in the water, the jellyfish was first discovered by researchers at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in 2018. It is a psychedelic jellyfish with an unusual body shape and vibrant colors. The jellyfish has been seen only once before on video footage taken from the MBARI’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Doc Ricketts during a dive into the dark depths of Monterey Canyon off the coast of California. The video exposes brief vignettes of both male and female creatures and their various body components. Check out this phantom jellyfish and its 33-foot limbs, which are shown in the video.

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