The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute encountered the elusive Giant phantom jelly. This is only the 9th confirmed sighting for this particular species. Using their new ROV Doc Ricketts, MBARI was able to dive to the depths that the creature calls its home. The Stygiomedusa gigantea is notoriously hard to spot but the vehicle was able to capture high-quality videos even at a depth of 990 meters below the sea.
David Packard founded the institute in 1987 to promote interest in the ocean and develop the technology necessary to study it.