Video of cool undersea jelly blob

[Video Link] Steve Haddock, a research scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (as well as a MAKE contributor, and co-author of a great book called Practical Computing for Biologists) just posted this video about a weird and wonderful jelly called the scyphomedusa Deepstaria.

If you like what you see here, visit Jellywatch, Steve's citizen-science website about jellies.


  1. Niiiiice!

    Seeing this video makes me wish I were a hot glass artist so I could create really sweet ctenophore sculptures.

  2. The name of the research scientist at Monterrey Bay Aquarium is… a fish?  How fitting.  Makes me think of Marcel Proust:

    I am not a looney! Why should I be tied with the epithet looney merely because I have a pet halibut? I’ve heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabardo has a pet prawn called Simon and you wouldn’t call him a looney; furthermore, Dawn Pailthorpe, the lady show-jumper, had a clam, called Stafford, after the late Chancellor, Allan Bullock has two pikes, both called Chris, and Marcel Proust had an haddock! So, if you’re calling the author of ‘A la recherche du temps perdu’ a looney, I shall have to ask you to step outside!

  3. Every time I see jellyfish I wish I’d actually pursued my childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist. And wonder whether it isn’t too late…

    1. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a kid. There’s plenty of ocean out there with life yet to be discovered.

      1. Hey, maybe we could trade! I’ve always thought there should be a jobs exchange program to help people broaden their experiences. Interested in working in a library?

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