Extremely rare 'firework' jelly fish spotted near Mexico

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During a recent sea expedition near Mexico, researchers spotted a rare jellyfish off the Socorro Island, Mexico. The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is extremely rare and is one of a dozen to have been ever seen. This jellyfish looks like a 'firework' from is appearance.

Researchers onboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus — a research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust — captured stunning photographs of this rare species, the Telegraph reported.

The Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish is a species of deep-sea jellyfish belonging to the family Halicreatidae. They are usually spotted at a depth of 4,000 to 5,000 feet under the water. However, this rare sighting of the jellyfish was barely at a depth of almost a mile — 1609 m — which in itself is a rare phenomenon.

The team of researchers at the exploration trust wrote that they started this year with deep sea fireworks stating that whenever they witness anything remarkable floating in the sea during their expeditions, they quickly document the discovery.

Speaking of the rare jellyfish, the team said that the frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes Maasi were discovered in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off the Mexican state of Baja California. The researchers said that the “radial canals that move nutrients through the jelly's bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright splashes of yellow and pink.

They also shared a video of the rare species on their website.

The Ocean Exploration Trust was started by Dr. Robert Ballard in the year 2008. Dr. Ballard is infamous for discovering the wreckage of the Titanic.

Twitter users couldn’t control their excitement on learning about the extremely rare ‘firework’ jellyfish.

It’s amazing to have such spectacular color on a jellyfish, so far below the ocean, very cool,” a user named Thomas Otterman wrote on Twitter.

Beautiful! The incredible world beneath the ocean that humans have yet to explore-amazing isn't it? wrote Amrapali Choudhary.


André Greipel sprints to opening Tour Down Under stage win

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André Greipel sprints to opening Tour Down Under stage win
  • German edges Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan at finish line
  • Norway’s Daniel Hoegaard taken to hospital after crash

German André Greipel claimed his 17th Tour Down Under stage win, beating Australian Caleb Ewan and world champion Peter Sagan at Lyndoch in a high-speed bunch sprint that ended the 145km opening stage of the 20th edition of the race.



Togadia goes 'missing' as Rajasthan Police comes to arrest him

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Monday claimed its international working president Pravin Togadia was missing after a Rajasthan police team came in Ahmedabad to arrest him in relation to an old case. The Ahmedabad crime branch confirmed that Togadia was missing and said they were investigating his whereabouts.

The VHP blamed the Rajasthan Police, saying Togadia went missing after he was detained by them. However, the police team said they could not find the VHP chief at his residence when they came to execute an arrest warrant against Togadia under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC in an old case.

But, that was not enough to calm the tempers of the 40 VHP members, who ransacked the Sola police station and blocked traffic on Sarkehj-Gandhinagar highway. They demanded that Togadia be traced immediately. Our International Working President Pravin Togadia is missing since 10 am. The responsibility of his whereabouts and security lies with the administration," PTI quoted VHP's Gujarat unit general secretary Ranchod Bharwad as saying.

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Jay Shah claimed Togadia was detained by the Rajasthan Police and was taken away by them. Our leader Pravin Togadia has been detained in an old case and was taken away by the Rajasthan Police from the VHP state headquarters in Paldi area of the city," he said.

A Rajasthan police team came in Ahmedabad to arrest Pravin Togadia in relation to an old case.

However, the Rajasthan Police denied rumours that Togadia was in their custody and said they were returning empty-handed. Togadia was not at all arrested by our team. The police team of Gangapur (in Rajasthan) is returning without executing the arrest warrant, as he (Togadia) was not found in Ahmedabad," said Inspector General of Police, Bharatpur range, Alok Kumar Vashishtha.

Gangapur town is in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and falls under the jurisdiction of Bharatpur range of the state police. Sola police officials said the Rajasthan police had sought their help in executing the arrest warrant. Rajasthan police today sought our help to execute the warrant against Pravin Togadia, as his residence falls in our area. The warrant, related to section 188 of the IPC, was issued by a sessions court in Gangapur. We took the Rajasthan Police to Togadia's residence but he was not found there," said Sola police station inspector J S Patel.

On January 5, the Ahmedabad Metropolitan court had issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Togadia and 38 others, including BJP MLA from Daskroi (Ahmedabad), Babu Jamnadas Patel , in a 1996 attempt to murder case.


Security Forces Defuse IED In Jammu And Kashmir

Security Forces Defuse IED In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar: The security forces on Saturday defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near HMT Road in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir.

A joint team of civil police, second Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out a recce of the area, on receiving information about the explosive, during the wee hours of


High-Altitude Trials of Indigenous Gun

High-Altitude Trials of Indigenous Gun

Pune: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to carry out high altitude (HA) trial of 155 mm 52-calibre advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) in Sikkim next week.

ATAGS has been jointly developed by DRDO and the private sector. In September last year, it successfully cleared the desert trials.

A senior DRDO

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