Underwater drilling camera catches giant, mysterious sea creature

☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/15 00:57:56

Did Capt. Nemo ever see anything like this when he was “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”?

A mysterious creature was caught by underwater cameras recently during deep-sea drilling near the United Kingdom.

The camera catches the giant blob – which looks brown in color and appears to have scales — floating around, with organs and appendages sticking out, something rarely ever seen before.

So should we be afraid of this new sea creature and will it take over the world?

Steven Haddock, a scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., says that the mysterious creature is a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish, much to the chagrin of some Reddit users who thought it was a whale placenta.

“This bag-like jelly is not that rare, but is large, so rarely seen intact,” Haddock said on his “JellyWatch” Facebook page. “In the video, the swirling from the sub makes the medusa appear to undulate and it even turns inside-out.”

This type of jellyfish is usually found in the south Atlantic Ocean, some 5,000 feet below. According to the Marine Species Identification Portal, the jellyfish has “oral arms terminating in curious hook-shaped organ[s]

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  • cancled 2012/05/16 16:08:50
    I thought that creature looked familiar ????

    It appeared in the H. P. Lovecraft short story The Call of Cthulhu, first published in Weird Tales in 1928.
    The nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh…was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults.

  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/05/15 23:54:32
  • GreyHeart 2012/05/15 23:42:51
    excellent footage, jellyfish are some weird and amazing creatures
  • Kathy Infectious 2012/05/15 22:27:46
  • sjalan 2012/05/15 19:58:22
    Looks like a cross between a jejjy fish and an ameoba
  • vitaminanime 2012/05/15 19:09:25
    fascinating, but it looks nothing like Cthulhu
  • BlunderWoman 2012/05/15 18:22:02
    The funniest part is that the article tells you it's a jellyfish, but it looks as though the majority of people watched the video and didn't bother to read about it before commenting. Lol.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Blunder... 2012/05/15 18:30:17
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    i know people are idiots
  • Thomas Bryant 2012/05/15 17:31:46
    Thomas Bryant
  • Flamingolady 2012/05/15 17:25:08
    Obama as alien
    This is scarier. And truer.
  • mr echo 2012/05/15 17:17:32
    mr echo
    was the long things its penis?
  • JanHopkins 2012/05/15 16:05:50
    At first I thought it was a blob of oil or a plastic bag drifting in the current but then I could see the outer membrane and guessed it was related to the jellyfish. Ha! I was right!
  • Quazar 2012/05/15 15:34:53
  • Emo Empris 2012/05/15 13:18:50
    Emo Empris
    thats animated by the way
  • Blunder... Emo Empris 2012/05/15 18:36:20
    No, that's a jellyfish, by the way.

    "Steven Haddock, a scientist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, Calif., says that the mysterious creature is a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish, much to the chagrin of some Reddit users who thought it was a whale placenta."
  • Emo Empris Blunder... 2012/05/16 12:49:31
    Emo Empris
    no its animated, look at the picture, its not that hard to tell..
  • Blunder... Emo Empris 2012/05/16 16:29:57
    Well then, the scientist quoted in the article must be an idiot, because he said it's a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish.
  • Emo Empris Blunder... 2012/05/17 14:31:11
    Emo Empris
    yeah most scientist are soooo....
  • Anonymousforobvious 2012/05/15 10:42:25
    Does this mean we have to nuke the sea?
  • Radical Ed 2012/05/15 10:08:44
    Radical Ed

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
  • bansheebanski 2012/05/15 06:34:04
    well thats terrifying
  • cancled 2012/05/15 06:10:12
    Oh, they just saw this guy swimming by...
    From pirates of the caribbean movie, lol!!!!!
  • mama sew,gung ho 2012/05/15 05:20:26
    mama sew,gung ho
    Gosh this under water creature looks like a sea ghost!
  • Leslie Hope 2012/05/15 03:42:49
    Leslie Hope
    The deep sea is amazing. I was present at the dissection of a giant squid once (the early 80's). It was awesome. I haven't felt quite safe in a canoe in salt water since. And the biggest jellyfish I've seen was only washtub-sized, about 4 feet diameter.
  • Karl 2012/05/15 03:37:05
    That's what's so cool about the deep sea. We still don't really know what's down there.
  • D.C. Willis 2012/05/15 03:36:58
    D.C. Willis
    Probably a jelly fish or squid that has mutated because of chemicals in the water???
  • Blunder... D.C. Wi... 2012/05/15 18:37:21
    Nope, just a jellyfish. It's not mutated.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/05/15 03:09:15
    flaca BN-0
    amazing! At first I thought it was a plastic tarp, until I saw the "scales".
  • Aader 2012/05/15 02:18:58
    Odd but I recently had to privilege of examining some obscure Olmec relics. I saw a tiny replica of it. The linguist with me couldn't translate the symbol. It's closest looking counterpart would be the Atlantic jellyfish. But those eyes are Krackonian.
  • Vitalani 2012/05/15 01:54:49
    I love all the people giving their uneducated guesses about what it "actually" is even though it has already been determined by marine biologists and deep sea experts. lmao
  • Happy 2012/05/15 01:51:05 (edited)
    aww i was hoping we solved the mysterious bloop noise :(
    But still very interesting, the ocean is so unexplored, almost to a point of patheticness.
  • Mandy 2012/05/15 01:39:24
    Ummm...that doesn't even look like a creature to me. It looks like some type of fabric or possibly a membrane, but not a creature. I'm no expert, but I would wager that it was just sea garbage. However, with the large amounts of sea garbage we're accumulating on this planet, it may take over the world.
  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/05/15 01:38:16
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    No...it's not a Quarren. Quarren
    I was leaning toward the Whale placenta or some such item. Pretty cool though. They say the Deep is the next fronteir to explore. Now let's get the Joke out of the way, shall we?
    gothamjedi311 cute face
    ...That's what you get when you throw plastic bags in the Ocean. Gotta watch those Horny Jellyfish. \m/
  • Midnite12 2012/05/15 01:36:52
    Weird looking, ain't it?
  • meme14 2012/05/15 01:27:01
    I have never seen anything like that - I never knew there were jellyfish that big. But, I bet there are so many things that are undiscovered in the oceans - I read somewhere that 95% of it remains unexplored.
  • Vitalani meme14 2012/05/15 04:48:43
  • Dagon 2012/05/15 01:20:44
  • Queen Katherine 2012/05/15 01:15:35
    Queen Katherine
    Its amazing that people don't think, even in these times there are still things out there we know very little about.
  • Redskin 2012/05/15 01:15:25
    Cthulhu Rises Again

    cthulhu rises
  • mr echo Redskin 2012/05/15 17:19:49
    mr echo
    if thats khutulu then we are safe

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