Tag: Axial Biology

Poralia rufescens

Poralia rufescens Very little is known about this jellyfish, except that it lives in deep waters. It was previously spotted in the

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Fried Egg Jelly

Fried Egg Jelly (Phacellophora cantschatica) The Fried Egg Jellyfish is a large jelly, normally found drifting in the upper portions of the

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Big Red Jelly

Big Red Jelly (Tiburonia granrojo) Tiburonia granrojo, also known as the Big Red Jelly, is a unique species of jellyfish found in

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Unknown Anemone 3

Unknown Anemone 3 This small, orange-hued anemone is quite squat and nearly flat, with short tentacles. It may be of the type

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Unknown Anemone 2

Unknown Anemone 2 This small anemone was found at Axial Base, inhabiting the soft, pelagic muds. Its body, or column, is short,

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Dinner Plate Jelly

Dinner Plate Jelly (Solmissus sp.) The Dinner Plate Jelly belongs to the Genus Solmissus, and derives its common name from its flat-shaped

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Biology at Axial Seamount

Axial Seamount is the most volcanically active deep-sea volcano on the Juan de Fuca spreading ridge having erupted in 1998, 2011, and again in 2015. It also hosts numerous vigorously venting hydrothermal vent fields.

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