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1 February 2004
New "bumpy" jelly found in deep sea

Wart-like bumps of stinging cells cover the feeding arms and bell of a newly described deep-sea jelly. The description was published by MBARI biologists in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. This softball-sized, translucent jelly moves through the water like a shooting star, trailing four fleshy oral arms—but no tentacles—behind it. This and other unique features resulted in the jelly's categorization as a new genus and species.

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