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Four scuba divers are submerged in waters of a deep-blue depth, with bubbles rising from their tanks

Scuba-diving scientists at the University of Oregon have discovered that colonies of salps, gelatinous sea animals that look similar to jellyfish, swim through the ocean in giant corkscrew shapes using coordinated jet propulsion. It's an unusual kind of locomotion that could inspire new designs for efficient underwater vehicles. 

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