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While freediving in their home of Byron Bay, Australia, photographer Tim Samuel and videographer Franny Plumridge stumbled on a rare sight: a fish stuck inside a jellyfish. The fish was apparently somewhat able to steer its new and permanent hat. But the look on its face says it all:
Oh God, what have I done. Will I die with such indignity, able to see the wide ocean before me but never again touching it?
It certainly looks like the fish was eaten by the jelly (and many media reports have suggested this is the case), but what you're looking at is more likely the end of the road for the fish's jellyfish abode, not for the fish itself.
Speaking with Australian Geographic, University of Queensland ichthyologist Ian Tibbetts identified the fish as a juvenile trevally, one of a number of fish species known to take refuge under the bells of passing jellyfish. It's a behaviour we've seen before in the juvenile shrimp scad