NOAA Discovers Deep Sea “Balloon-like” Jelly

A new species of carnivorous comb jelly (ctenophore) was found by NOAA’s ROV Deep Discoverer near Puerto Rico at a depth of ~4000m.

The comb jelly, or ctenophore, was first seen during a 2015 dive with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research team.

Full article at: NOAA Fisheries 20nov20

Scientists describing the comb jelly species say it resembles a hot air balloon. Illustrations by Nicholas Bezio.