Deep-sea jellies are our jam—and now, we’ve got some news to spread!
Gelatinous zooplankton like this Benthocodon jellyfish are common in the deep ocean, especially where the water column meets the seafloor.
MBARI researchers recently conducted a three-year time-series at Station M—a research station 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) deep and about 220 kilometers (136 miles) west of the Central California Coast.
Over the three year study, Benthocodon jellies were photographed 123,887 times at Station M using an autonomous time-lapse camera to learn more about their ecological importance in the benthic boundary layer food web.
Check out the scientific paper at this link!