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Deep-sea medusa
Image ID: 29647
Common Name: Deep-sea medusa
Scientific Name: Atolla
Location: Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean
Description: The deep red colour of this deep-sea scyphomedusa (jellyfish) from off the Gulf of Maine is typical of mesopelagic and upper bathypelagic creatures. The coloration serves as camouflage in the deep ocean, where red coloration appears as black due to the rapid absorption of red light by seawater
Keywords: Jellyfish, medusa, Atolla, Coelenterata, Cnidaria, Coronatae, Scyphomedusae, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean, deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, plankton
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