Thursday, December 16, 2021

Giant Phantom Jellyfish

Here's a rare sighting last month of a giant phantom jellyfish, which has four ribbon-like arms that grow more than 33 feet long.

According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium
"The giant phantom jelly was first collected in 1899. Since then, scientists have only encountered this animal about 100 times. It appears to have a worldwide distribution and has been recorded in all ocean basins except for the Arctic. The challenges of accessing its deep-water habitat contribute to the relative scarcity of sightings for such a large and broadly distributed species."

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