Remember the mystery blobs that had been found washed up on beaches or caught in nets here and there? Well, this may solve the mystery and it’s a pretty cool answer:
(Fox News) — The creature looks like nothing seen before, with speculators on the online forum suggesting everything from a jellyfish to the remains of a whale placenta. “It’s probably one that has been regenerating since the dawn of time and has finally reached level 9999,” one user joked.
But that deepwater enigma is no mystery: It’s actually a Deepstaria enigmatica, said oceanographer Steven Haddock.
It’s a very weird form of cnidarian, aka jellies and corals. This one just has an weird morphology, said to appear like a folding, translucent sheet and undulate like a lava lamp when it moves. Take a look.