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Atolla wyvillei

An amazing short video (1:17) showing the bioluminescence of the deep-sea scyphozoan jellyfish, Atolla wyvillei (Coronatae - Atollidae), as seen from the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible with the lights on and then in the laboratory, after capture, with the lights off, exhibiting a burglar alarm display.

Is worth seeing!

(Video courtesy of Operation Deep Scope 2005 Exploration, Edith A. Widder, NOAA-OE)