May 9, 2012 1:31 AM Subscribe
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, undulating, pulsating, mysterious. It fits in with the crazy-looking
ones and is newly discovered
. Not yet depicted in this fantastic Japanese illustrated gallery, Creatures of the Deep
Described as looking like somewhere between Poseidon's condom and a ghost
Where they are located geographically
| They eat plankton, crustaceans, fish eggs, small fish, and other jellyfish.
The Deepstaria Enigmatica is among The Top Ten Cnidarians
About the Deep Sea
Marine Species Identification Portal
: Coronal muscle well developed (but thin) comprising large number of circular, striated muscle fibres near bell margin; distal portion of muscle bending over toward subumbrella. Numerous fibres extending from coronal muscle to subumbrella. Stomach small, about 1/6 of total bell diameter, circular; protruding beneath subumbrella as short, thick-walled manubrial tube; oral arms 4-5, narrow, elongate, basal 1/3 held approximately horizontally, with near right-angled bend and remainder hanging down, terminating in curious hook-shaped organ.
On the Japanese Deep Sea Creatures site: Gallery 1
Another gallery of deep sea creatures on The Guardian site
A little about Nereus, one of the Remotely Operated Vehicles
(ROVs) used for deep sea exploration.
Discovery's website of photographs of creatures of the deep
A fun kids' site, The Sea
, about deep sea creatures (has sonar sound audio).