Diving In Indian Ocean, Maldives

The Underwater Weirdness of Jellyfish

Quite possibly the trippiest, most beautiful creatures under the sea

There's a lot that jellyfish don't have. A circulatory system, for instance. Or a respiratory system, or nervous system. Or eyes. And yet they do have long trailing tentacles, a spookily gelatinous and undulating body, and colors so otherworldly that they look more like watery hallucinations drifting in an LSD sea. They look more like...

...Tiny Purple Teardrops Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images ...Tiny Purple Teardrops ...A Fireball Screaming Across the Twilight Sky GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images ...A Fireball Screaming Across the Twilight Sky ...A Strange Fantasia Flower Ready for the Dancing to Begin DEA / P. DONNINI/De Agostini/Getty Images ...A Strange Fantasia Flower Ready for the Dancing to Begin ...An Orange Eyeball Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images ...An Orange Eyeball ...A Million Purple Lily Pads LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images ...A Million Purple Lily Pads ...A Glowing Golden Parachute Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images ...A Glowing Golden Parachute ...A Lonely Little Mushroom Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images ...A Lonely Little Mushroom ...An Alien WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images ...An Alien ...A Strange and Unknown Planet Digital Light Source/UIG via Getty Images ...A Strange and Unknown Planet ...Medusa's Bathing Cap Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images ...Medusa's Bathing Cap ...A Bowl of Pink Kale Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images ...A Bowl of Pink Kale ...A Dancing Pacifier DEA PICTURE LIBRARY/De Agostini/Getty Images ...A Dancing Pacifier ...A Giant See-Through Squid that Feeds Only on Seal Brains Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images ...A Giant See-Through Squid that Feeds Only on Seal Brains ...A Pink Jellyfish in Search of a Contrived Caption Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images ...A Pink Jellyfish in Search of a Contrived Caption
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