A new species of jellyfish is making its way through the waters off the coast of Florida, threatening a key ecosystem in the heart of the state.
The newly discovered species, dubbed the “Jellyfish Hunter” by researchers, is found on the east coast of the US.
It’s a rare sighting in the wild because it’s been difficult to find, says Mark Johnson, an entomologist at the University of Miami.
“I don’t think there’s a lot of jellybelly jellyfish in the world,” he says.
The Jellyfish Hunter is a jellyfish with tentacles that can grow up to 10 centimeters long.
It has a mouth on its back that is covered with thousands of tiny hairs that can detect vibrations.
The tentacles of the Jellyfish Hunters are also covered in tiny hairs, and its bite is extremely sharp, experts say.
It’s hard to spot, but it can be hard to identify if you’re not familiar with jellyfish, Johnson says.
Jellyfishes can grow as long as 6 meters and have a body diameter of about 3 centimeters.
The tentacles can be seen on their back, which can reach up to 5 centimeters in length.