Scientists identify deep-sea blob as new species using only video

Date: December 1, 2020

Source: The Guardian
Author: Oliver Milman

Scientists have for the first time identified a small gelatinous blob in the deep sea as a new species, using only high-definition underwater cameras.

The creature, officially known as Duobrachium sparksaeis a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly. It was discovered in an underwater canyon north-west of Puerto Rico in April 2015 but has only now been described in a research paper.

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