This hydromedusa was documented during our midwater transects at 800 meters over a newly discovered petite spot volcano - the first ever discovered in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The water column the largest biome on Earth and one of the least explored. Almost every time scientists spend time documenting midwater fauna, they make new discoveries.

This hydromedusa was documented during our midwater transects at 800 meters over a newly discovered petite-spot volcano – the first ever discovered in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The water column the largest biome on Earth and one of the least explored. Almost every time scientists spend time documenting midwater fauna, they make new discoveries. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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