Red Jellyfish

Sea jellies such as this one in the genus Benthocodon are commonly seen on or near the seafloor in the Monterey Canyon off central California. Some jellies in this genus feed on animals that live in seafloor sediment. Learn more about life in the deep sea in the Deep Ocean Exploration section.

Photograph of a red "jellyfish" with many fine tentacles surrounding the bell and floating against a black background.
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