New Jelly Species: 'Bathykorus bouilloni'

Many expeditions in the Arctic reveal new species, such as this jellyfish Bathykorus bouilloni, which, strangely, has only four tentacles! Dr. Kevin Raskoff from California State University, Monterey Bay first captured one in the deep Arctic in 2002 and thought it was rare. But when he returned in 2005 with NOAA and the Census of Marine Life, he and his crew found themselves in a swarm of the jellies! Read Dr. Raskoff's mission log about the experience, and how he found that the jellies weren't just a new species, but a new genus.

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cool doing a report on this its soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to find facts on these D:<

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that is awsome

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

That is AWESOME! We relly DO learn something new everyday, now don't we?