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Photo credit: George Grall, National Aquarium

Listen up, parents and older siblings of young children: if you want to get that kid interested in science and nature, this is the kind of creature you need to deliver. Remember the first time you saw a rainbow, and then remember that time a guy saw a double rainbow? How great does it feel to know that there's a creature in the depths of the ocean, dancing around and being a rainbow? It also eats prey twice its size, first distracting them with an awesome and deadly dance-party light show.

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George Grall, National Aquarium

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(Marco Faasse/World Register of Marine Species)

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Casey Dunn/ National Science Foundation

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Paul Nicklen/National Geographic

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UCMP Berkeley

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ItsNature.org

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(via: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration)



Comb Jelly in PV from Jonathan Polakoff on Vimeo

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