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A deep-sea camera just discovered a mysterious purple blob


Deep off the coast of California, a mysterious purple light emerged from a crevice in the seafloor.

Was it a living orb? A sack filled with ferocious water spiders? A beach ball for a curious crab?

There was only one way to find out.

Scientists on the Exploration Vessel Nautilus fired up their bright green lasers. And a “slurp” tube. They brought the blob on board. 

This scene unfolded in a video posted this week on Nautilus Live, a website devoted to the vessel’s expeditions. 

“Oooooo” the group cooed in the footage as the purple sphere traveled up the tube. “I don’t know if it’s squishy,” a researcher pondered aloud. Read more…

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