The unusual find was described by its discoverer, 12-year-old Xavier Lim, as "pretty cool." Scientists agree.
Lisa-ann Gershwin of CSIRO tells Australian Broadcasting Company that the mysterious jellyfish, the largest she's ever run across, shows structural features unlike any other species -- further proving that there's still much more marine life out there yet to be uncovered.
"I do hear from time to time people tell me 'we found this one that was really big', but this one really is, really big. [We] finally got specimens this year of it, so it's new to science, but it's not a brand new thing completely out of left field," says Gershwin.
"It's one of these things that really makes us come face-to-face with the fact that there are things we don't know about out there in nature, particularly in the ocean."