New Species found in Arctic

 

This new comb jelly/pinafore was discovered on 22 July during the Hidden Ocean Chukchi Borderlands Arctic expedition; it is the size of a large orange. Anlaccoctenidae family currently undescribed specie and genus.

Michael AW from Ocean Geographic was invited along as part of this expedition to photograph and film for the scientific crew. They are privileged to also have Dr Dhugal Lindsay aboard this expedition. Dr Lindsay is an Australian working in Japan at JAMSTEC and several universities. His research focuses on mid-water ecology, particularly concentrating on gelatinous organisms that are too fragile to be sampled by conventional methods. He will have the task of describing this one.

 

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