Down to the Sea for Science—Science Features

This deep-sea comb jelly, Bathocyroe fosteri, is named for Alvin pilot Dudley Foster, who collected the first specimens.

As scientists reveal more about the lives of jellies, these creatures become ever more fascinating in their beautiful diversity of form and function. This deep-sea comb jelly, Bathocyroe fosteri, is named for Alvin pilot Dudley Foster, who collected the first specimens. It is about two inches tall and lives in all oceans at depths below 1,000 feet (300 meters). (Photo by Larry Madin)

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