Somewhere in the ocean off Great Britain, a remotely operated video camera near a deep sea oil rig caught a weird unidentified sea monster. It was quite a green-gray blob of gelatinous muscle, covered with a finely mesh-like textured skin, no eyes, no tentacles, no front, no back, so weird indeed.
In the video below, the sea creature moved very constantly, floating up to the camera, then it backed off then got disappeared. The camera operator tried to find it, and then suddenly, out of the dark of ocean, it came back..
So, what was this thing really?
That “thing from the deep” had no mouth. It seemed to be wobbling, or quite moving with intention. It looked like it was coming back to the drill to … to do what? Or maybe it was dead. Some thought it may have been a whale placenta, others speculated it as a mutant spawn of Cthulhu.
However, the whale placenta ‘hypothesis’is very much unlikely since placentas are too tasty, too nutritious to make it 5,000 feet down without getting eaten. This big jellyfish has bell-shaped tops with dangling parts.
Sooner, marine biologists have identified the creature as an enigmatic jellyfish called Deepstaria enigmatica.
Right away, marine biologists from everywhere rushed in with their own guesses, and the consensus was; yes, it’s a jellyfish, but not an enigmatica. What we have here is a very similar jelly called, Deepstaria reticulum, an unbelievably weird-looking blob that eats with those little membranes in the skin, fights with bumps on its surface, has an opening (that, when lit, seems to glow).
Also visible in the video is a net-like patch that some have speculated looks like a network of nerves. In fact, this is part of their digestive system. While the jellyfish floats along, it will come upon some prey, who ultimately get tangled in their large bell. The jellyfish seals the bell around the prey and stings it until it is dead. As it begins to digest the animal, the nutrients are taken up by that net-like area.
So there you have it folks, it’s a family of Deepstaria reticulum.