Bizarre Sea Monster Captured By Deep-Sea Drilling Camera

A camera used in a deep-sea drilling operation near the United Kingdom has captured a bizarre-looking creature on film.

Basically, it’s a vast, translucent brown blob:

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When the images first surfaced, we thought this might be another “Montauk Monster“–the beast that washed up on a Long Island shore a few years ago and transfixed and mystified millions of Gawker readers.

But this brown blob creature has apparently already been identified.

It’s a “Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish.”

Here’s the video:

(via CBS Tampa).

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