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Scuba Divers Find A Giant Orb In The Ocean. What Is It?!

While under water off the coast of Turkey, a group of divers encountered a translucent blob about the size of a car.

The blob felt “very soft,” divers said, and appeared “gelatinous.” From afar, the mass looked almost invisible, but up close, the group spotted countless little dots floating in the 13-foot sphere.

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Diver Lutfu Tanriover, who captured the blob (which he called “the thing”) on video, told the blog Deep Sea News that the group felt both “excitement and fear” as they approached the mysterious mass.

Even after close inspection, the divers say they couldn’t figure out what the blob was.

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As Tanriover’s mesmerizing video went viral earlier this month, the Internet leapt at the chance to solve the mystery.

Christopher Mah of The Echinoblog ended up being the first to the plate. Mah said in a tweet that Dr. Michael Vecchione, a squid expert and scientist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, had come up with a possible answer.

The blob, Vecchione said, was likely an enormous squid egg mass — the “largest” he’s ever seen.

The scientist speculated that a squid called Ommastrephes bartramii (also known as the red flying squid or the neon flying squid) could be responsible for the mass. Red flying squid are a “common species” that can grow to around 5 feet in length,Smithonian.com says.

RED FLYING SQUID (BRITISH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY/WIKI COMMONS)

As Deep Sea News notes, only one other squid egg mass of such enormity has ever been documented.

In 2008, a 10- to 13-foot egg mass, laid by the large Humboldt squid (which, like the red flying squid, is in the Ommastrephidae family), was found in the Gulf of California. That mass contained between 600,000 and 2 million eggs. At the time, scientists said it was “far larger than the egg masses of any squid species previously reported.”

As for why such squid egg masses are so rarely spotted, Deep Sea News says it might be because of the depth that they’re usually found, and the short duration of time that it takes for the squid babies to hatch.

“These egg masses are likely found much deeper in the ocean and only occasionally drift to shallow water,” the blog notes. “Another factor is time… [In the case of the 2008 mass] the developing squid.. took just three days to hatch. That’s a pretty small window to find such a well-hidden target.”

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It’s an orb like says I guess

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Interesting!!!!

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There are still unknown creatures in the oceans.

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in the article , said it could be egg casings from an octopus, I saw no eggs, I agree it could be a jelly fish of some kind.

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Because they are homogeneous is why I thought they would aggregate.

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to homogeneous to be multiple casings

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Could be accumulation of egg casings after eggs hatched.Each one has 100,000 eggs.That`s a lot of casings.

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Note: Alien “X” DNA did not mix with human DNA. Alien “X” DNA can be mixed with jellyfish. Jellyfish can be mixed into human DNA. This given to children in an inoculation, in the late 60’s or early 70’s. This information has been wiped clean. The proof is, they cleaned to well.

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National Library of Medicine, ( not the facebook site ) go to M.a.r.s. project – (Medical Article Record System) – This a bunch of A.I. programs that use keywords to search out and collect all medical articles, here and around the world. There’s a lot more to the story, but it what it comes down to, is, of course nothing would show up, under the key heading ” alien, jellyfish, dna, vaccines” , but if you drop the search down to just “jellyfish”, still nothing shows up. And I can’t believe nobody has ever cut open a jellyfish, and related… Read more »
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I would like to know more of what you are saying very interesting.

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Some sort of jellyfish family that we’ve not identified yet, simply because they’re so nearly invisible.

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For a moment I thought this was from the Balkan sea or island. I watched a great documentary as the divers and ship owner needed more funds and the lakers ridiculed them

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It’s in the picture above.

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What could possibly be the nature of it ?

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Where’s the picture of this orb ?

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