Scientists have captured stunning images of a new undiscovered species related to the jellyfish in the Mariana Trench at a depth of 3,700 meters.
Captured on camera by NOAA’s the Deep Discoverer ROV, scientists believe it belongs to the genus Crossota.
These type of organisms live their whole lives as ocean drifters and wait for edible organisms to get trapped in its tentacles. It’s tentacles are then used to ensnare and subdue prey, which is why you see it floating with them outstretched in the image.
Inside the bell are red canals that seem to connect bright-yellow gonads, according to the scientists.