The Psychedelic Jelly

MBARI does it again! The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute gives us an up-close look at the tiny jellyfish Crossota millsae, here nicknamed the psychedelic jelly. Its bioluminescence highlights its anatomical structures, but also makes us want a poster of it to put in our bedrooms.

This jelly resides in the midnight zone, more than 1000 meters (3300 feet) below the ocean's surface. That explains why it's bioluminescent, but why all the colors? Maybe it's a mating thing. They are kind of small, so they need to stand out to their peers. -via Laughing Squid 

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