High-definition video used to identify new deep-sea blob

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  • Guardian News published this video item, entitled “High-definition video used to identify new deep-sea blob” – below is their description.

    For the first time, scientists have used high-definition underwater cameras to identify a new species. The small gelatinous blob known as Duobrachium sparksae is a type of ctenophore, or comb jelly. Scientists from the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered the creature in an underwater canyon north-west of Puerto Rico in April 2015 but it has only now been described in a research paper

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