Freaky ‘Jack-o-lantern’ jellyfish discovered near the Mariana trench

There are a lot of very freaky looking animals out there that are still being discovered to this day. One such animal was recently discovered just above the Mariana trench: A “Jack-o-lantern” jellyfish whose head lights up like a Halloween pumpkin. MUST READ:  Fix all your home Wi-Fi problems with one brilliantly simple gadget This strange creature was first spotted last month in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of almost 4 kilometers. “Scientists believe this animal belongs to the genus Crossota , a group of jellies that does not have a sessile polyp stage; all phases of their lives are ocean drifters,”  Scientific American informs us . “They also believe this animal is an ambush predator – note the posture it had assumed in the first half of the video: its bell motionless with its tentacles outstretched like the struts of a spider’s web, waiting for something to bumble into them. The red canals, they suggest, appear to connect the bright yellow objects, which may be gonads.” Check out a video of this eerie but beautiful create below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4HIFJFztw

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