Image of the Day: Languid Jetsetter

An undescribed jellyfish in Pacific waters near Hawaii, likely a Bathykorus species, propels itself by moving water in and out of its circular cavity.  

Jun 29, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A Bathykorus species. Footage captured September 18, 2015, in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument off of Hawaii.

NOAA OFFICE OF OCEAN EXPLORATION AND RESEARCH, 2015 HOHONU MOANA

 

This species of the jellyfish is undescribed, but it’s thought to belong to the genus Bathykorus, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s ROV Deep Discover captured footage of this creature in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, as part of an Okeanos Explorer expedition.