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'The Thing' discovered beneath the Antarctic


Posted on Friday, 20 September, 2019 | Comment icon 12 comments

What is this thing ? Image Credit: YouTube / Tracks
Scientists have discovered a very strange gelatinous creature 3,500 meters beneath the ocean's surface.
Likened by some to the terrifying alien creature in science-fiction movie 'The Thing', this never-before-seen deep-sea life form was found within a scarcely explored region of the ocean floor that is so far down that it experiences pressures 300 times those found at the surface.

It was discovered by scientists aboard the New Zealand research vessel RV Tangaroa.

"It has something quite interesting at the front which sort of likened it to a hippopotamus," said Dr Kareen Schnalbel, a marine biologist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.
"We don't know how many are down there, we don't know how common this is."

"But I have never seen anything like this before."

You can watch a full documentary about the team's discoveries below.


Source: Unilad.co.uk | Comments (12)

Tags: Antarctica

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Orphalesion on 20 September, 2019, 19:04
From the picture it kinda looks like a sea cucumber or sea pig.
Comment icon #4 Posted by third_eye on 20 September, 2019, 19:06
I bet it tastes like chicken...  ~
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hankenhunter on 20 September, 2019, 20:57
Those guys better put that baby alien back where they found it. Can you say intergalactic incident?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hammerclaw on 20 September, 2019, 21:02
Oh how cute! A baby Shoggoth!
Comment icon #7 Posted by XenoFish on 20 September, 2019, 21:07
Then mama's gonna want her baby back. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Joe Rogers on 20 September, 2019, 23:58
Best to just put it back.
Comment icon #9 Posted by poohbear on 21 September, 2019, 1:40
The Japanese will eat it.....
Comment icon #10 Posted by Dumbledore the Awesome on 21 September, 2019, 8:25
aww, it's rather cute. Probably because it's so little. If it was about a mile long it might be a slightly different story, perhaps. 
Comment icon #11 Posted by zygote_myles on 22 September, 2019, 16:17
It's terrible how man will wrench any creature from it's home without the slightest thought for it's well being, just to appease his curiosity. They'll want to know if you can cook it next - how to make money and exploit it next. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Orphalesion on 22 September, 2019, 16:27
For reference, this is a Sea Pig: It doesn't look quite like one, but similar enough, I recon.


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