Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders is mesmerized by this footage of shapeshifting deepstaria jellyfish captured by the Nautilus Live ROV during the Revillagigedo Archipelago Dive in the waters off San Benedicto Island.
“During these first ever ROV dives in Revillagigedo Archipelago, the Nautilus team has encountered some truly otherworldly organisms. This Deepstaria jelly awed us with its shapeshifting abilities as its bag-like bell inflated and undulated with current created by movement of ROV Hercules. Capturing prey in its voluminous bell, a strikingly geometric network of canals delivers nutrients throughout this large jelly’s body.”
[via Laughing Squid]