Rare Jellyfish Spotted For First Time In 70 Years

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 4 years ago
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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81_GBTD_IEQ&w=560&h=315] Divers have spotted a species of jellyfish which hasn’t been seen since 1945! The Drymonema dalmatinum, also known as The Big Pink, was spotted last week of the coast of Italy. This gorgeous jellyfish was first discovered in the 1880s by a German naturalist, but then it was not seen again since the 1940’s. Scientists have much to learn about this elusive species. Incidences like this illustrate how much of the Ocean we still don’t know about and previously thought to be extinct species may still be alive in the aquatic vastness.  MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD’s reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident “Fish Geek” and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world’s largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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