Giant Deep Sea Jellyfish Captured on Video

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Recently an ROV from the LSU Serpent Project captured a rare Giant Deep Sea Jellyfish on video in the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to see video. Not much is know about the huge jelly, Stygiomedusa gigantea that can have arms 18 feet long, and 'it is thought to be one of the largest invertebrate predators in the deep sea ecosystem.' LSU partnered with oil companies to create the 'Serpent Project' - in which remotely operated vehicles are sent to deep water from the oil platforms in the Gulf. Check out the incredible highlight video of creatures found below.




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    BBC - Earth News - Giant deep sea jellyfish filmed in Gulf of Mexico
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010
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  3. frkid247

    frkid247 Sea Dragon

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    thats so amazing!