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Have you guys seen this?

Weird sea creature caught on film by an ROV.

A not-seen-before creature capture by undersea rover.

Well, I never saw one before. I think it is pretty freakin' awesome.
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Weird! I wish there was some information attached to the vid.
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That`s a Mega Plankton



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According to this link mega plankton is over 2mm. Since this is thousands of times that size, and has some kind of fleshy innards (was that the brain? digestive system? Both?) I'm pretty sure it's some kind of precursor to a cephalopod.
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Accountable;1393451 wrote: Weird! I wish there was some information attached to the vid.


Popular opinion says it's a Deepstaria enigmatica.

Alien or Jellyfreak? Deep-sea monster vid whips up storm (VIDEO, PHOTOS) — RT
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Coooool. I hadn't thought about a jellyfish, but I guess that's a better fit.
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I thought gmc had dropped his bagpipes
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Its a duvet
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
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oscar;1393479 wrote: I thought gmc had dropped his bagpipes


Is that an upskirt joke?
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made me think it is a cross between a octopus and jelly fish....the scale pattern is that of an octopus and the movement like a jelly fish.

Whatever it is I would not like to encounter it on a dive!
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Lady J;1393485 wrote: made me thing it is a cross between a octopus and jelly fish....the scale pattern is that of an octopus and the movement like a jelly fish.

Whatever it is I would not like to encounter it on a dive!


Maybe it`s a combination of an octopus & jelly fish. A mutant-an OCTOJELL
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Jellypus.
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SnoozeAgain;1393488 wrote: Jellypus.


I thought about that but I refrained from posting it ( smiling ).
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Rejected by both parents' families. Outcast from society. Dooomed to wander the deepest waters alone. Not even tempting as a food source.



Poor kid.
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Accountable;1393500 wrote: Rejected by both parents' families. Outcast from society. Dooomed to wander the deepest waters alone. Not even tempting as a food source.



Poor kid.


I can provide shelter to this poor kid ( The Parable of the Lost Sheep ).
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Some type of jelly fish
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tazzy;1393527 wrote: Some type of jelly fish That's no way to talk about Raj
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Accountable;1393500 wrote: Rejected by both parents' families. Outcast from society. Dooomed to wander the deepest waters alone. Not even tempting as a food source.



Poor kid.


I'm depressed now .



I want a water bear.... they're cuter.
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It looks like a syphomedusa to me.
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syphomedusa
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Accountable;1393619 wrote:

syphomedusa


That's a very elaborate (and beautiful) example. Not all of them are that elaborate. Some just look like amorphous blobs.
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I dunno. It looks like a mold-laden duvet to me.
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Accountable;1393619 wrote:

syphomedusa


That looks like a Victorian jellyfish all dolled to meet the queen.
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SnoozeAgain;1393626 wrote: That looks like a Victorian jellyfish all dolled to meet the queen.


I was thinking that it looked like an elegant jellyfish with its own satellite dish. :-3
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I wonder if it's a hoax. It's funny that the camera which appeared to be checking the integrity of the thing it was filming suddenly decided to switch to this Whateveritis.
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Ahso!;1393651 wrote: I wonder if it's a hoax. It's funny that the camera which appeared to be checking the integrity of the thing it was filming suddenly decided to switch to this Whateveritis.


That's no way to talk about Raj
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SnoozeAgain;1393626 wrote: That looks like a Victorian jellyfish all dolled to meet the queen. Looks like Duchess to me
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So, I've looked at this several times.

It appears , IMHO, to more of a mollusk-type critter. The movement and behavior are not unlike an octopus.

It almost seems to show some curiosity toward the light.

Perhaps more likely, it discovered that there was food near the light, and we were watching it feed.
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Oscar was right, it is an upskirt view.

Another expert, Craig McClain from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, explains that the confusing whitish lumps seen in the video are the jellyfish’s testicles.
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Wouldn't that make it "up-kilt"?
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Interesting, indeed.
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So, I reckon I was misinterpreting random effects of the currents caused by the propulsion system on the ROV for behavior.

Hmm.

Hafta look at it again.
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Accountable;1394280 wrote: Wouldn't that make it "up-kilt"?


Only if it was gmc in disguise :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1394649 wrote: Only if it was gmc in disguise :-) ummmm I'm telling
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