A rare jellyfish that looks like a beautiful glowing firework object with thin white fur was spotted in the east of Socorro Island in Mexico. The rare Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish which was drifting at a depth of one mile is one of its kind ever seen. It is one among a dozen to have ever been spotted. Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus captured images of the incredible creature. The vessel is 64-metre and is operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. According to Nautilus’ YouTube, the frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jelly came into view at 1225m in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico.
Currently, E/V Nautilus is exploring unknown regions of the ocean making discoveries in biology, geology, and archaeology. As per reports, it the radial canals that move nutrients through the jelly’s bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright yellow and pink colors. The jellyfish cannot see the Nautilus’ lights are moves freely in the dark.
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In the recent past, scientists have conducted various experiments and researches on the way jellyfish functions and come with new age technology based on it. Last year in November, scientists developed a flexible electronic skin that lights up when it experiences very high pressure. The electronic skin can mimic biological skin’s sensitivity and has potential to transform prosthetics and robotics. Taking inspiration from Atolla jellyfish which can feel changes in environmental pressure and flashes dramatically when it senses danger.