NOAA captures video of other-worldly jellyfish

When you see it, you might think it’s computer generated, but the other-worldly hydromedusa jellyfish is the real thing.

Scientists with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research found this mesmerizing creature bobbing along the seafloor near the Enigma Seamount at a depth of 3,700 meters.

The dive team captured video of the jellyfish with a camera mounted on a remotely operated vehicle near the seafloor.

NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer is conducting deep water exploration in and around the lesser known parts of the Marianas Trench. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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