The Shapeshifting Deep Sea Jellyfish… With a “Pet”

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This weird-looking creature has been mistaken for a lot of things, including a whale placenta and a sea monster as well as a garbage bag. And less often, it’s recognized for what it is: a jellyfish!

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Sources:
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/jellyfish-and-comb-jellies
https://www.accessscience.com/content/614000
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/brv.12393
http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6874?show=full
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/56e1/ab479fd48b7eb5824de3a35348d24ea5f9e6.pdf
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0011747169900400?via%3Dihub
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Susumu_Ohtsuka/publication/250275223_Symbionts_of_marine_medusae_and_ctenophores/links/0c96053a3702501afd000000/Symbionts-of-marine-medusae-and-ctenophores.pdf
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/big-red-jellyfish
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https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315400028800
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Images:
OET/NautilusLive.org footage:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tiburonia_granrojo-_noaa_expl0827.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_jellyfish_at_Gota_Sagher.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diplulmaris_antarctica.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_water_is_full_of_Cauliflour_Jellyfish,_Cephea_cephea_at_Marsa_Shouna,_Red_Sea,_Egypt_-SCUBA_(6238367346).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phyllorhiza_punctata_macro_II.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stellamedusa.png
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/environmental-issue-underwater-image-of-plastic-in-the-ocean-gm979858484-266226880
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/beautiful-colorful-glowing-jellyfishes-in-macro-closeup-shot-swimming-in-aquarium-pool-with-blue-background-mastigias-papua-underwater-flowing-particles-slow-motion-blgpgdbrbj9f2fn2c

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