Astonishing Red Jellyfish and Other Creatures Were Seen in the Atlantic Ocean for the First Time

A new discovery has been made in the Atlantic Ocean by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A new type of jellyfish has been found under 700 meters below sea level. A beautifully and mesmerizing red jellyfish has captivated the internet.

A recent expedition off the coast of New England uncovered a possible new species of jellyfish, proving the value of these trips. The red jellyfish is of the Poralia species, which have around 30 tentacles and a fragile structure.

About 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, the Hydrographer Canyon is rich in ocean life. It connects shallow waters to the deep parts of the ocean and has depths that range from 1,900 feet at the shallow end up to 4,668 feet at the shelf break. 

1. Stunning Red jellyfish has been hiding in the depths of the sea, newly to be discovered under 700 meters below

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The NOAA researchers used a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) that can be deployed to depths of up to 4 kilometers (2.5 miles).

During the expedition, many creatures including ctenophores, cnidarians, crustaceans, and Actinopterygii have been observed. In addition to that, unidentified new animal families and potentially new species have been discovered.

“During the diving, along the water column, we observed over 650 individual animals including ctenophores (comb jellies), siphonophores, jellyfish, arrow worms, shrimps, larvae and other types of fish,” the NOAA scientists stated.

it’s incredible to think of how much we still don’t know about the deep ocean and how many species, like the red jellyfish, are just waiting to be discovered.

2. Seen during the water column exploration tract of Dive 20 of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition, this beautiful red jellyfish in the genus Poralia may be an undescribed species.

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3. A total of four samples were collected during the Dive expedition using the suction sample on remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Discoverer. Here, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration ROV pilots deftly maneuvers to collect a potential new species of jellyfish during the 1200-meter (3,937-foot) dive transect.

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Other species were discovered while this expedition took place. They are mesmerizing also given that they are discovered just now.

4. A viperfish decovered in the deep waters off the coast of New England 

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5. A spiraled Iridiogorgia fontanalis coral seen next to an Acanella arbuscula bamboo coral. Seen during Dive 09 of the expedition near the upper summit of a carbonate platform on Yakatut Seamount, this was only the second time this species of Iridiogorgia has ever been observed.

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6. A close look at a larvacean house- Larvaceans are solitary, free-swimming tunicates that produce a fragile mucus “house” to help filter small particles from the water.

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Photographer Captures Vast Array of Wild Animals That Cross a Nearby Log Bridge

While we might not all be lucky enough to have bears and bobcats in our backyard, it’s super easy to capture footage of your own local wildlife. All you need to do is invest in one of the best trail cameras, pick a suitable spot in your garden and then simply sit back and wait. The beauty of trail cameras is that they completely remove the human element from wildlife photography and videography. Even the most experienced wildlife photographer runs the risk of encroaching on their subject’s space and affecting their behavior.

And the fact that you don’t need a pro-level camera and telephoto lens to capture amazing footage of local wildlife – is also proved by a YouTube video. The video shows an incredible mixture of animals crossing a log bridge in Pennsylvania. Captured by local man Robert Bush using a camera trap, wildlife including bears, bobcats, grouse, beavers, and more used a fallen log to traverse the terrain. In addition, Bush runs a Facebook Page and YouTube Channel Bob’s Pennsylvania Wildlife Camera, where he posts all of his footage as it’s captured.

Hence, you can find Robert’s video below which shows animals that crossed the bridge over the course of one year. This is a natural habitat of all these species, and it’s fascinating just how many of them there are. In the meantime, check out more of Robert Bush’s incredible wildlife footage here. It’s all about wildlife and if you enjoy wildlife photography and films, I’m sure you’ll love it!

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#1 A camera set up in Pennsylvania has produced amazing footage of local wildlife, including bears, bobcats, beavers & more

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This amazing video was created using a trail camera over the course of a year. It seems that Robert Bush was able to cannily predict that the fallen log would provide a ‘choke point’ for land-based wildlife to be able to cross the river.

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#10 After his initiative went viral, Robert shared his thoughts behind it

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#11 Here’s what people said about his wonderful work

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