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Is it a UFO or a Jellyfish? Scientists Discover Unique Sea Creature

Is that a UFO or a jellyfish? Researchers recently discovered a glowing jellyfish in the depths of the ocean near the Mariana Trench.

The UFO-like jellyfish does not have a name, but likely belongs to the genus Crossota, NOAA said in a statement. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remotely operated vehicle to film the strange jellyfish almost 2.3 miles below the ocean’s surface.

Check out the video in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/ufo-jellyfish-scientists-discover-unique-sea-creature/

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The flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, browses on the polyps of soft corals. It appears to have a brightly spotted shell, but when disturbed the spots begin to move and then retract within the white shell, along with the rest of the animal. This is possible because the spots are not part of the shell at all. They are patterns on the thin mantle tissue that extends out of the shell opening and up around the snail’s back.

Learn more in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/creaturecast-flamingo-tongue-snail/

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How do you get two dead Giant Squid the size of a school bus from a fishing boat in Spain to a museum in Washington, DC, USA? Call in the Navy! Find out how Operation Calamari unfolded and how the museum managed to put their new Giant Squid on display.

Learn more in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/giant-squid/

#GiantSquid #Logistics #Navy #Nature #Wildlife
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Water Hyacinth

It may have pretty purple flowers, but Eichhornia crassipes can be a green menace. Introduced to Africa from the neotropics, this invasive weed is choking Lake Victoria, the world’s second largest lake. Water hyacinth has carpeted vast stretches of the lake, fouling fishing nets and blocking harbors. Ari Daniel teams with reporter in the field, Gastive Oyani, to speak with local fishermen and botanist Helida Oyieke. They learn how the lake and the lives of the people who depend on it are responding to this weedy challenge.

Learn more in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/water-hyacinth

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We had the opportunity to interview the CEO of Munchkin following their announcement of the #OrcasLiveInOceans campaign. After making a toy orca whale for 10 years, Munchkin decided to put their principles before profits and will be kick-starting the building of an ocean sanctuary with $1 million. Munchkin will work closely with the top orca marine biologists and conservation groups to ensure the coastal sanctuary can also serve as a rescue sanctuary for beached or hurt whales with the hope of returning them to the ocean. Welcoming the release of any captive whale from any marine amusement park, Munchkin has specifically reached out to SeaWorld for Tilikum’s release. Munchkin’s also removing the Orca from their top-selling Sea Squirt Bath Toy Collection, because a bathtub isn’t big enough for an orca.
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If you were driving along a highway in Maine – located on the east coast of the United States – past pine trees and summer cottages, you might not give a ditch of rust-colored water a second thought, unless you had the bad luck to drive into it. In this week’s podcast, Ari Daniel meets some scientists who are wading into the rusty water and finding a whole ecosystem of unusual life forms.

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In this week’s podcast, Ari Daniel meets some scientists who are wading into the bacteria-infested water and finding a whole ecosystem of unusual life forms
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This stunningly beautiful jellyfish was seen during Dive 4 on April 24, 2016, while exploring the informally named "Enigma Seamount" at a depth of ~3,700 meters.

Scientists identified this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. At the beginning of the video, you'll see that the long tentacles are even and extended outward and the bell is motionless. This suggests an ambush predation mode. Within the bell, the radial canals in red are connecting points for what looks like the gonads in bright yellow.

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.
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The New York Times series "The Outlaw Ocean" with writer Ian Urbina. In this series on lawlessness on the high seas, New York Times writer Ian Urbina reveals that crime and violence in international waters often goes unpunished.
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The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a baleen whale of the right whale family Balaenidae in suborder Mysticeti. A stocky dark-colored whale without a dorsal fin, it can grow to 20 m (66 ft) in length. This thick-bodied species can weigh 75 tonnes (74 long tons; 83 short tons) to 100 tonnes (98 long tons; 110 short tons), second only to the blue whale, although the bowhead’s maximum length is less than several other whales.

Learn more in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/bowhead-whale/

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Check out this episode from #WeirdFins about carnivorous sponges!

"Weird Gramma here with “WeirdFins,” all about strange stuff in the sea, and brought to you by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And, boy, how strange is this: Sponges that are carnivores, that is, they eat meat! Most of these sponges were only recently discovered in deep oceans and off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, but some live in shallow underwater caves in the Mediterranean Sea. These are habitats that don’t have many nutrients in the water, so this adaptation is a pretty nifty way of making sure to get lunch."

Learn more in The Daily Catch: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/carnivorous-sponges/

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The ruby brittle star has a small central disc and five long, skinny arms. The disc is red and the arms are red with numerous cream-colored bands. Like most brittle stars, it hides in crevices, under rocks, or on soft corals during the day and feeds at night. The ruby brittle star prefers deep reefs but can be found at depths between 3 and 100 feet. Similar to all sea stars, it can regenerate severed or broken arms.

#Nature #Wildlife #Starfish #GulfOfMexico #Ocean

Photo: G.P. Schmahl, Sanctuary Superintendent/NOAA/NOS/NMS/FGBNMS; National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library
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Have you heard about the #Anglerfish? Check out this fun episode from Weird Grandma describing this unique species!

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Deep-sea anglerfish species are all pretty weird, and some species are over three feet long, the size of a three-year old child. But the species we’re...
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