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Strange-Looking Creature Transforms Itself 3,700 Feet Deep In The Ocean

Strange-Looking Creature Transforms Itself 3,700 Feet Deep In The Ocean

What's going on here then?

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

Ready to see something really weird, are you? Well, this video shows the moment a bizarre-looking creature transforms itself before meeting an unfortunate end:

The clip begins with the 'thing' (what else do you call it?) looking like one of the Bop It games we used to play with back in the day.

It floats around for the first 40 seconds of the footage before shrinking into a ball-like shape and transforming into what can only be described as the top of a lemon squeezer/shuttlecock with a Batman cape draped over it.

Hey, don't judge me, we all see things differently.

The clip, which was filmed deep in the ocean, was posted online back in 2013 but has recently resurfaced - which is more than can be said for the creature itself (which actually strongly resembles a jellyfish, but who's to say?).

What and how?

Posting to YouTube, an account called CaptainJRD wrote: "This video was taken by an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) at a depth of 3753 ft in the Indian Ocean within close proximity to a drill wellhead.

"Near the end of the footage you can see the creature getting caught up in the output from the ROV thrusters."

Ah yes, that'll be the 'unfortunate end' we mentioned earlier, where the creature appears to have been ripped apart by something offscreen.

Pre-empting doubters who might be a little suspicious as to whether the creature is real or an incredible animation, CaptainJRD continues: "The video has not been altered and was taken off the East coast of Africa."

People have been keen to comment on the strange video, with one writing: "Majestically drifts, majestically shape shifts, majestically glows, majestically does a couple of cute spins and gets brutally ripped apart and tossed in the void. Rip glow globe."

Another viewer added: "They just discovered a deep sea alien like life form and a minute later it gets game ended by a propeller."


Other people tried to explain the creature with one commenting: "That's a Ctenophore - you can tell by the rainbow light show it has (it's light reflecting of its cilia). Looks like it gets mulched by wash from the propeller at the end though."

Well, that's the closest we've gotten to a scientific explanation of the creature thus far, but it's far from the only strange discovery from under the ocean's surface.

Back in February, a fisherman in Indonesia was left baffled after catching a baby shark with a 'human face'.

Abdullah Nuren caught the baby shark (doo doo doo doo doo doo) on a fishing trip in Rote Ndao in East Nusa Tenggara on Sunday (21 February).

Is that a 'human face'?

The shark was actually one of three unborn sharks Abdullah found in the stomach of a shark he caught in his trawler net.

Abdullah, 48, said: "I initially found a mother shark caught in the trawler net. The next day I split the belly of the mother shark and found three pups in the stomach. Two were like the mother and this one that looked like it had a human face."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/CaptainJRD

Topics: News, Weird, Animals