‘Unusual’ deep-sea jellyfish discovered off California coast

The Atolla reynoldsi is one of three formally identified new specimens of Atolla jellyfish floating in the depths of Monterey BayScientists have discovered an “unusual” new species of deep-sea jellyfish living in the waters off the California coast.The creature, a type of Atolla jellyfish, was discovered by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). It lives in the so-called midnight zone of the ocean – between one and four kilometers deep – a mysterious region where light only comes from animals that produce it themselves and the pressure reaches 5,580 pounds a square inch. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/22/unusual-jellyfish-discovered-california-atolla-reynoldsi

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