Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a creature that could have 26 to 39 tentacles 15 years ago, but only now has it been given the scientific name of Reynolds MarchIt is named after Jeff Reynolds, the research institute’s first volunteer.
The Scarlet Crown Jelly swam more than 1,200 meters below the surface of the ocean. The animal has different characteristics from other types of Atola jelly: the absence of a tentacle on the right.
The elongated glossy can extend up to six times the diameter of the bell. According to researchers, this is used to catch prey. “It also has these really interesting spikes or taste buds. They’re a bit like the brakes on a bicycle wheel,” said George Matsumoto, senior education and research specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
According to him, the sensors Reynolds March They are also coiled like springs, which is unusual compared to the claws that the Gili Atola have.
Watch the animal in the MBARI video:
The ocean is full of species that science has yet to describe. The ocean is the largest habitat in the world. “We need to know more about this,” Matsumoto said.
Creature without eyes discovered by paleontologists
Paleontologists have discovered a soft, eyeless creature near the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe in southern Ontario, Canada. The area where this animal was discovered “in exceptionally good condition” is called “Paleo Pompeii”. The site is a quarry and is considered a nursery for marine fossils.
The species represented by the specimen is named Tomlinsonus dimitrii and is part of an extinct group of arthropods known as marrellomorphs, which lived during the Ordovician period, about 450 million years ago.
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