The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently shared a glimpse of a ‘previously undiscovered’ species floating over 2,500 feet below the surface. The species which looks like a jellyfish slowly turns into crimson red as the video progresses.
While most jellyfishes are transparent, some are said to also display vibrant hues like luminous pink and purple among others. This new discovery surely adds to the list.
The species was found by NOAA researchers aboard the Okeanos, an explorer ship operating as part of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition.
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NOAA Ocean Exploration posted on Instagram: “WOW. . This beautiful red jellyfish in genus Poralia may be an undescribed species. It was one of several unknown animals encountered…(sic)”
According to the NOAA team, the jellyfish belongs to the genus ‘Poralia’. In a report detailing their dive underwater, the team further asserted that they found a total of 650 different creatures, many of which were jellyfish. Later, they shared short footage which featured the newly-discovered marine creature.
Meanwhile, the clip has left netizens in awe and wonder. Not only the colour but the shape and characteristics of the jellyfish seem to have surprised many with the numerous kinds of creations in the world.
“That’s really cool!!(sic),” wrote an Instagram user. “I’m fascinated by jellyfish,” “Beautifully amazing,” were other comments on the post.