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    Marine Census Album Medusa, Cr: Kevin Raskoff, Monterey Peninsula College. A new species of hydromedusae, Bathykorus bouilloni, common below 3,280 feet (1000 meters). Hundreds of these creatures were observed by a remotely operated vehicle in the Arctic, showing that a new species can be common in a habitat.

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    Darth Vader jellyfish or the Narcomedusae Marine Census Medusa A new species of hydromedusae, Bathykorus bouilloni, common below 3,280 feet (1000 meters). Hundreds of these creatures were observed by a remotely operated vehicle in the Arctic, showing that a new species can be common in a habitat.

  • Cass Cairns

    Did someone say Darth Vader? Gallery: Creatures from the Census of Marine Life | OurAmazingPlanet.com

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