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Bizarre sea creature caught on Gulf rig camera

17 June 2014

Source: Fuel Fix

Author: Carol Christian

A strange sea creature, filmed about 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico by an oil-rig camera, is thought to be a rarely seen jelly fish that’s more at home near the Antarctic. The creature briefly comes into frame before disappearing. But just when the camera operator things it has disappeared for good, the creatures comes back for a thorough visit.

 

A great deal of mystery surrounds the photos. When the video they were pulled from was taken, where, and just exactly what the heck that thing is dancing in front of the underwater camera of an oil platform.

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. The video is believed to be shot in the Gulf of Mexico about two years ago.

For more, go to: fuelfix.com/blog/2014/06/17/underwater-oil-rig-camera-catches-bizarre-sea-creature-in-gulf-of-mexico/#24361-4