New Jelly Species: 'Bathykorus bouilloni'

Preview New deep sea expeditions reveal new species underwater.
(K. Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College, Hidden Ocean 2005, NOAA)

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.