Life Beneath the Ice: 12 New Species of Jellyfish Under the Antarctic Sea-Ice

A collaboration from two different researchers has produced a ground-breaking discovery! 

Postdoctoral researchers Dr. Gerlien Verhaegen and Dr. Emiliano Cimoli banded together to produce a collaborative study concerning the aquatic creatures featured in Dr. Cimoli’s 2018 underwater footage of Ross Sea, Antarctica.

The footage in question is full of different jellyfish species. Dr. Verhaegen initially came across Emiliano’s video and was amazed by its quality. “You could clearly distinguish some key morphological features.” The researcher adds. A total of twelve new species were reported in the resulting taxonomic paper. The study is the first to include a training image set for video annotation of jellyfish through machine learning. That’s pretty cool! 

Image credit: Dr. Emiliano Cimoli

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