Friday Deep Sea Picture: Ninja Hydromedusa!

From National Geographic’s new Translucent Creatures photo gallery:

A hydromedusa spreads its luminescent tentacles in the Weddell Sea near Antarctica.
Photograph by Ingo Arndt/Minden Pictures.

This medusa is like totally coming at me like a spider monkey with those nunchuk tentacles. Meet some of its friends below the fold!

A close-up of a bristleworm’s head in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea shows the tiny predator’s trumpet-shaped mouth. Photograph by Ingo Arndt/Minden Pictures

A transparent larval shrimp piggybacks on an equally see-through jellyfish in the waters around Hawaii. Photograph by Chris Newbert/Minden Pictures

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