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Rare footage of Arctic jellyfish

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Using a small robotic sub, scientists from Columbia University have captured rare video of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea near Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The footage came as a complete surprise to the researchers, who weren’t expecting to see jellyfish during the Arctic winter.

The scientists’ research, published in Marine Ecology, shows that a species of large jellyfish known as Chrysaora melanaster is capable of surviving the arctic winter in its adult form, a life stage known as medusae. 

https://gizmodo.com/scientists-capture-rare-footage-of-spooky-ass-arctic-je-1819780798

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Eerie is right!  Looks like "The Blob" has evolved from it's 60+ year exile in the Arctic.

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1 hour ago, brizink said:

Reminds me of The Thing. Pretty friggin cool!

Maybe the remake, not the original.  The original was James Arness in a plant creature outfit of some sort.

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Looks to me like the Jellyfish is being pushed against the bottom by a current and the last individual shown has been shredded pretty badly as a result. Despite being venomous, these animals are extremely fragile, they had to design special aquariums just to display them, ones where the current keeps them from contacting the glass. They are something like 98% water and don't play well with sand and rocks. 

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