Environment & Nature

Scientists Discovered New 'Party Balloon' Shaped Underwater Gelatinous Species

BP World Bureau | Nov 30 2020 02:07:19 PM
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Scientists have recently discovered a new species of comb jelly, also known as ctenophore in the waters near Puerto Rico that is noted for its unique shape like a party balloon.

Named Duobrachium sparksae, this unique species was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries research team with the help of a remotely operated vehicle in 2015.

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NOAA Fisheries scientists Mike Ford and Allen Collins recognised this news species using a high definition camera. 

They did not get any physical samples so far and only have videographic evidence of the same.