“…This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes…” 

Scientists are being honest at the moment saying that they cannot say for certain what the strange ‘creature’ might be, and it could take a couple of years to get to the bottom of the mysterious glowing purple orb.

 

Researchers exploring the seabed in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary have stumbled across a mysterious glowing orb that was ‘sucked off the seabed’ during a life-streamed Nautilus exploration.

Apparently, YouTube users have worked themselves into a frenzy and started postulating countless theories as to what the enigmatic glowing purple orb might be. Our favorite comment posted on YouTube about the mystery creature is… „It’s a new type of Pokemon…“

Scientists are being honest at the moment saying that they cannot say for certain what the strange ‘creature’ might be, and it could take a couple of years to get to the bottom of the mysterious orb.

In the video posted on YouTube, a group of researchers from the Ocean Exploration Trust are seen exploring the seabed with the floating laboratory called Nautilus.

At one moment during the exploration, a female member of the team says: ‘Can we have a look at that dark purple blob on the left there?’

Moments later the camera zoomed in and spotted the strange looking purple glowing orb that seemed to hang off a rock shelf.

One of the scientists of the exploration mission said: ‘Ooooh, what is that?’ and a colleague responded: ‘I actually have no idea.’

The mystery surrounding the creature eventually led researchers controlling the robotic hoover to move closer to the ‘mystery creature’ and decided to use suction to examine the creature carefully.

Before the footage of the mission cuts, we can see that researchers were able to successfully suck the sphere into their remotely controlled laboratory.

After the video was uploaded to YouTube users started posting their thoughts on what the mystery creature really is.

Of course, we couldn’t help and notice that one user wrote…: Is it an Alien egg?

„…They didn’t tell us because it was aliens…“ wrote another user.

The truth, however, is that researchers have no idea what the creature is, and further research will need to be performed in order to find out what the glowing purple sphere really is.

According to the Nautilus Live website, “It could possibly be a new species of nudibranchs. This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes.”

However on YouTube, researchers had a different approach and wrote:“We won’t know definitively what it is for a while. It could possibly take years for scientists to determine if it’s a new species.”

‘Our team preserved the sampled specimen, and it will be sent off to a lab for further investigation.’

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