Rarely seen red jellyfish spotted in deep water
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Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

A rarely seen red jellyfish has been spotted in deep water off the coast of southern California.

Scientists from Exploration Vessel Nautilus used a remotely controlled vehicle to dive down and observe deep sea creatures.

When it doesn't have headlights shining on it, the Poralia rufescens jellyfish's red colour usually camouflages it in the water. Red light disappears as you go deeper.

  • 20 Oct 2018
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