Ugland, Karl I.
Klevjer, Thor A.
KAUST DepartmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
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AbstractGelatinous organisms apparently play a central role in deep pelagic ecosystems, but lack of observational methodologies has restricted information on their behaviour. We made acoustic records of diel migrating jellyfish Periphylla periphylla forming small, ephemeral groups at the upper fringe of an acoustic scattering layer consisting of krill. Groups of P. periphylla were also documented photographically using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Although the adaptive value of group formation remains speculative, we clearly demonstrate the ability of these jellyfishes to locate and team up with each other.
CitationSocial behaviour in mesopelagic jellyfish 2015, 5:11310 Scientific Reports
PublisherNature Publishing Group
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