Stygiomedusa
Yesterday on the R/V Western Flyer, the midwater lab deployed the Midwater Respirometery System (MRS) at 2800 meters to measure the respiration rates of deep-sea animals without bringing them back to the lab. Then they had time to explore the deep pelagic zone. This jelly, Stygiomedusa gigantea has a bell that is almost 2 feet in diameter and oral arms that is over 20 feet long! Read the post about yesterday’s ROV Doc Ricketts dive: 
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Stygiomedusa

Yesterday on the R/V Western Flyer, the midwater lab deployed the Midwater Respirometery System (MRS) at 2800 meters to measure the respiration rates of deep-sea animals without bringing them back to the lab. Then they had time to explore the deep pelagic zone. This jelly, Stygiomedusa gigantea has a bell that is almost 2 feet in diameter and oral arms that is over 20 feet long!

Read the post about yesterday’s ROV Doc Ricketts dive:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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