Sometimes the animals strike the perfect pose for us. This species of Solmissus, or dinner plate jelly, was seen during our last set of midwater transects of the Deep-Sea Symphony expedition. We can clearly see 26 tentacles extending outward from its bell. Solmissus is known to capture and eat other jellies.

Sometimes the animals strike the perfect pose for us. This species of Solmissus, or dinner plate jelly, was seen during our last set of midwater transects of the Deep-Sea Symphony expedition. We can clearly see 26 tentacles extending outward from its bell. Solmissus is known to capture and eat other jellies. Image courtesy NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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