One Of The Rarest Animal Sightings In The World: Chirodectes Maculatus, Only Seen Once Before

Divers in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, captured video footage of a jellyfish that’s only been sighted once before.

The stunning video was published on Scuba Ventures’ Facebook page.

“Saw a new type of Jellyfish while diving today. It has cool markings and is a bit bigger than a soccer ball and they are quite fast swimming,” the post read.

Previously, the extremely rare animal was sighted only once off the coast of Australia. “The first and only scientifically studied specimen was captured from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef – about 43 km (27 mi) off the coast of northeast Queensland – on 2 May 1997. It was found within 5 metres (16 ft) of the surface.”

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