A living sheet of plastic

It looks like a sheet of plastic or fabric that was tossed into the ocean, but this is an animal. A jellyfish, actually, called Deepstaria enigmatica.

The bell of this jellyfish is very thin and wide (up to approx. 60 cm), and resembles a translucent, folding sheet or lava lamp as the animal moves. They are found in Antarctic and near-Antarctic seas, at depths of 829 to 1830 meters.


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