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It has been discovered that one of the largest deep-sea jellyfish in its genus exists.
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It has been discovered that one of the largest deep-sea jellyfish in its genus exists.

You might be familiar with the Atolla if you have an interest in marine biology. Unlike other jellyfish, it is scarlet and has significantly larger tentacles. According to a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Animal in March, scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a novel species of atoll 15 years ago. The first volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium was honored by having the new Atolla species given the name "Atolla Reynolds." In a press release, George Matsumoto, Senior Education, and Research Specialist at MBARI, said, "We named this stunning new species in honor of Jeff Reynolds in recognition of the 4.3 million hours of service that he and other volunteers have contributed to the Monterey Bay Aquarium over the past 38 years. ...