Nature & Environment
Mysterious purple sphere found on sea floor
By T.K. Randall
July 28, 2016 · 11 comments
This peculiar creature has never been seen before. Image Credit: NOAA
A remote-operated deep-sea exploration vehicle has discovered a peculiar purple orb underneath a rock.
The marine mystery was uncovered by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus during a recent deep-sea expedition to the Arguello Canyon near the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
The alien-looking object was found hidden beneath a rock more than 5,000ft under the surface.
The researchers involved in the expedition, who had never seen anything like it before, have suggested that it might be some sort of gastropod ( like a slug or a snail ).
Fortunately the team's remote-operated vehicle was actually able to collect the organism for further analysis however it will likely take several months for them to determine exactly what it is.
Source: Live Science
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