Behind the scenes
Jelly eating siphonophore
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.