Video: Alien or Jellyfish? Deep-Sea Monster Mystery!
A strange unknown creature caught on video at a depth of 5000 feet (1,500 meters) has sparked all sorts of crazy suggestions… is it an Alien or just an unknown jellyfish? Stranger still, the location of the video is currently unknown!
Caption: A fascinating sea creature captured in footage of unknown origin has evoked wild debate on the web. The post popular assumption so far is that the animal is a unique deep-sea jellyfish.
According to the information on the screen, the video was recorded at a depth of 5,045 feet (1,538 meters). There are not that many submersibles in the world that can reach such a depth. Considering the Imperial system is used for the optics of the submersible, it must be American or British-made.
Some scientists believe it to be Deepstaria enigmatica, an extremely rare jellyfish first described after a deep-sea submersible dive in 1967.
Some see in it little more than any old jellyfish. Others recall James Cameron’s aliens from The Abyss, living at the bottom of the ocean.
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Update: According to the Telegraph: Experts have confirmed that it is in fact a Deepstaria enigmatica, a jellyfish from the Ulmaridae family first discovered in 1967 by F.S. Russel. The invertebrae is usually found in the South Atlantic ocean. — Underwater footage sparks sea monster rumours