Scientists Just Discovered A New Jellyfish And It Looks Totally Unreal

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A newly discovered jellyfish emits such brilliant light it seems to come out of a sci-fi movie.

According to Mashable, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found the animal late last month at a depth of about 2.7 miles in the Mariana Trench, which is located in the ocean roughly between Japan and Indonesia.

Video of the unnamed creature appears to show a cartoon, but the NOAA team reportedly insisted the footage contains exactly what the team saw in the ocean.

The team believes the jellyfish may ambush prey in a stealth mode because of the lack of movement from its head as it was being observed.

NOAA explained the goals of the research in a statement, saying,

Further explorations of the Mariana Trench, which houses all sorts of freakish fish, will reportedly be conducted until July 10.

Citations: This newly discovered jellyfish looks like something out of 'Avatar' (Mashable)