Thursday, 2 March 2017

Say Hello To Cosmic,

one of many truly strange creatures,

that was filmed on the ongoing 2017 American Samoa Expedition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Okeanos Explorer spotted this beautiful jelly at Utu Seamount in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, NOAA, the footage was taken with a Remote Controlled Vehicle (ROV), NOAA zoologist Allen Collins tells us that it is a deep sea species known as Rhopalonematid trachymedusa, I think Cosmic is better but there it is,

the researchers are conducting one of the first extensive explorations of the 13,581-square-mile marine sanctuary, which contains hydrothermal vents, deepwater coral reefs and some of the oldest and largest coral formations in the world,

also filmed on this trip the amazing Venus fly trap anemone, (Actinoscyphia Aurelia), if this type of thing interests you daily updates are posted here, and there is also a live link where you can see and discover species as the scientists do, just when you think you have seen it all, amazing creatures like these magically appear.

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