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Near the Channel Islands, very deep under the sea, several kilometers off the coast of Los Angeles, marine scientists noticed a mysterious glowing purple orb hiding in the rocks. They zoomed in on the creature with an underwater robot camera and were completely shocked. They had never seen anything like this before.
“I’m stumped,” you can hear one of the scientists say in the video below. “I have no idea. I couldn’t even hazard a guess.”
In the video below, you can hear the scientists — part of the ocean research vessel E/V Nautilus — chatter in real time, completely agog about what they are approaching.
Some sentences from their conversation:
We're still working on an ID for our mysterious purple orb, but it may be a pleurobranch (sea slug relative). Watch: https://t.co/PVgZ5vBkqm— E/V Nautilus (@EVNautilus) July 27, 2016