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A giant alien-like ghost jellyfish is spotted in icy waters off Antarctica Story-level




A giant ghost jellyfish (Stygiomedusa gigantea) found on the Antarctic Peninsula during a Viking cruise. (Image credit: Antony Gilbert)

Cruise ship passengers who saw the otherworldly animals off the coast of AntarcticaFind a new studio.

The giant ghost jellyfish (Stygiomedusa gigantea), one of the seabeds largest invertebrate predators (opens in a new tab)he met the guests while traveling in a submersible deployed by cruise line operator Viking in early 2022. Researchers estimated the jellyfish measured longer than 16 feet (5 meters), with one stretching to at least 33 feet ( 10 m) long. , according to a study published on January 30 in the journal polar research (opens in a new tab).

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