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Watch this rare video of the Stygiomedusa Gigantea jellyfish

YouTube user Phillip Trudeau says the Stygiomedusa Gigantea was spotted by a remotely operated vehicle at about 3,330 feet below sea level near the Gulf of Mexico. This jellyfish has only been seen around 100 times in the last century.

Photos of rare deep sea life emerge from New Hebrides research

Research has discovered an entirely new type of deep sea community in the New Hebrides trench just north of New Zealand.
 

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One of the rare finned octopods known as  Dumbos  collected on the summer 2009 MAR-ECO cruise.
One of the rare finned octopods known as "Dumbos" collected on the summer 2009 MAR-ECO cruise.
Mike Vecchione, NOAA
Colorful marine creatures of the coast of Puerto Rico
Colorful marine creatures of the coast of Puerto Rico
Quartz/Quattrani et al.
 Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine ...
"Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered an unusual assortment of marine creatures while exploring the South Pacific's New Hebrides trench in 2013. Fish called cusk eels, and bright red prawns, dominated the community, though they are rare in other deep marine trenches."
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, UK
Deep sea corals are vulnerable to seafloor disturbances caused by large-scale commercial bottom traw...
Deep sea corals are vulnerable to seafloor disturbances caused by large-scale commercial bottom trawling for fish.
NOAA's National Ocean Service/Flickr.com
The rare Stygiomedusa gigantea jellyfish captured on video
The rare Stygiomedusa gigantea jellyfish captured on video
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