Scientists have found a brand new weird underwater creature that appears like a pile of blue goo. The scientists, a part of the NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer crew, found the creature whereas exploring the Caribbean. The exploration element is a part of a a lot bigger expedition referred to as Voyage to the Ridge 2022. Scientists aren’t certain what the blue goo creature is but, however we’ll hopefully know quickly.
What precisely this “blue goo” creature is isn’t wholly clear. The scientists say the weird underwater creature might be a brand new kind of sentimental coral or perhaps a sponge or tunicate. They’ll want to amass a pattern earlier than they will say for certain. This is simply one of many new discoveries they’ve made, too.
The NOAA has been exploring the ocean with Okeanos since May. During that point, they’ve found a number of beforehand strange creatures, together with some new forms of octopuses. This new blue goo discovery is simply the newest in a rising listing of weird underwater creatures we’ve been discovering. And this discovery simply goes to indicate that there’s nonetheless loads we don’t know in regards to the ocean.
This isn’t stunning when you think about all of the discoveries scientists proceed to make. We’ve been finding out zombie worms which dwell deep within the ocean and feed on the bones of useless whales and different underwater creatures. This weird underwater creature is simply the cherry on high. Scientists additionally beforehand captured particulars of how dolphins hunt on video after strapping a digicam to a dolphin’s head.
Of course, these small blue goo creatures seem a lot smaller than the large 1.5-foot sea bugs that scientists beforehand found. Still, discovering one thing mysterious like this weird underwater creature is certainly noteworthy. As the NOAA continues to discover the underside of the ocean, maybe we’ll uncover much more creatures like this.
You can see a video of the brand new weird underwater creature within the NOAA’s archives.