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Underwater Oil Rig Camera Catches Bizarre Sea Creature

Posted June 18th, 2014 @ 5:44am

A strange creature  spotted on footage from an underwater oil rig camera in the Gulf of Mexico may be a huge jellyfish.

According to the news blog Zeibiz, scientists think the “large blob” swimming slowly toward the camera is the rarely seen jellyfish known as depstaria reticulum. That’s based on the hexagonal pattern on its skin.

These bizarre jellyfish can be up to 60 centimeters (about 2 feet) wide and are more apt to be found near the Antarctic than in the Gulf of Mexico.


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