UFO-looking jellyfish spotted by NOAA

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Beautiful cosmic jellyfish spotted by research ship

AMERICAN SOMOA (KTRK) -- A NOAA exploration ship, the Okeanos Explorer, caught video of one of the ocean's most beautiful creatures.

Diving near 9000 feet, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) spotted a luminous jellyfish. The "cosmic" jellyfish was seen while exploring the Utu seamount, north of American Somoa in the South Pacific.

NOAA said the sea creature showed the "perfectly relaxed arrangement of the two sets of tentacles, a position that would allow for optimum feeding in the mid-water environment at 3,000 meters."

The same species was seen on previous Okeanos Explorer expeditions.