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Images related to MBARI news release:
Big red jelly surprises scientists

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Photo copyright 2002  NOAA / MBARI

Big Red (Tiburonia granrojo) can reach up to a meter across. The jelly was "discovered" and named by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). This photograph was taken during a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dive on the Gumdrop Seamount under the direction of scientist Dave Clague.

 Image copyright 2002 MBARI

Image copyright 2002 MBARI

Image copyright 2002 MBARI