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Red Paper Latern Jellyfish Podcast

Vacuumed up from its habitat a mile down in the ocean, the red paper lantern jelly may not look like much. Mostly water, it’s so fragile that once brought to the surface it’s reduced to a tattered blob in a jar. But this unassuming jellyfish has lessons for scientists. It’s teaching researchers in Japan how intricately life is connected down in the ocean’s deep, dark depths—and how the fate of this small red lantern sheds light on the fragility of life close to home.

Listen to the podcast!
[audio http://citizensciencequarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/OSAAT_redlantern.mp3]

Learn more about this species on the Encyclopedia of Life

 

Red Paper Latern Jellyfish

Photo Credit: MBARI