Giant Deep-Sea Blob Creature Caught on Camera

05/10/2012

Our friends at io9 recently posted this video showing a very odd faceless, limbless, blob-like thing captured on camera in the deep sea, and I had to share it here. 

 

io9 reports:

"A remotely operated underwater vehicle caught this creature floating around in the brine — commenters on YouTube are positing that it's a specimen of the Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish, whereas other folks on Reddit are suggesting it's errant whale placenta. Any marine biologists care to chime in?"

Turns out that the folks at Deep Seas News have indeed identified it as Deepstaria enigmatica.  Click over to their site to see illustrations and read the full explanation of this fascinating and bizarre creature of the deep.

JellyfishGet more awesome jellyfish content from Animal Planet:


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
Advertisement

Advertisement

shows

 

video

 

mobile

stay connected

our sites

shop

corporate