Monday mornings require mesmerizing moments in the midnight zone. 🤩
Our researchers are often captivated by the beauty of deep-sea jellies, like this dazzling fireworks jelly (Halitrephes sp.) with its brightly colored tentacle tips. This species of hydromedusa is typically seen around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) deep in Monterey Bay during the summer. Its bell can reach up to 10 centimeters (four inches) wide.