Watch a Deepstaria jellyfish shape-shift like an underwater Pac-Man ghost

CNET | 9/5/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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The Deepstaria jellyfish changes its shape so much it's like watching an underwater lava lamp.

The ocean is full of bizarre creatures, and the Deepstaria jellyfish is definitely one of them. Here's a video EVNautilus posted Wednesday of a Deepstaria shape-shifting as a little crustacean eats the jellyfish's body from the inside. No, really.

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The jellyfish and its crustacean pal were spotted more than 2,500 feet (762 meters) below the central Pacific Ocean by the Ocean Exploration Trust via an exploration mission aboard the vessel Nautilus.

The video shows the beautiful, translucent Deepstaria jellyfish changing its body shape while floating in the sea currents near Baker Island at the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Because it doesn't have stinging tentacles...
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