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A camera on an underwater oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico captured a bizarre sea creature that had people all over the world scratching their heads.
The large blob-looking thing was filmed about 5,000 feet below the surface.
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According to the blog Zeibiz, scientists believe the creature may be a deep-sea jellyfish:
Scientists speculates that the creature is a large and rarely seen jellyfish known as the Deepstaria Enigmatica. The hexagonal patterns on its skin led scientists to derive this conclusion.
BBC News reports that the Deepstaria Enigmatica is “thought to be one of the largest invertebrate predators in the deep sea ecosystem.”
The jellyfish has a disc-shaped bell than can be a metre wide, and has four arms that extend up to six metres in length.
The jellyfish has only been seen 114 times in the 110 years it has been known to science, say researchers.
See it here: