Behind the scenes

Jelly eating siphonophore

solmissus-500August 12, 2014

During a recent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive, MBARI researcher Rob Sherlock observed an ambitious Solmissus jelly eating a siphonophore, Praya dubia.  Last week, MBARI’s midwater ecology group conducted research from the R/V Western Flyer using ROV Doc Ricketts in Monterey Bay. Using ROVs, MBARI scientists have uncovered previously unknown complex predator-prey relationships between midwater gelatinous organisms.