Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists

Jul 28, 2016

By Merrit Kennedy

Researchers have found a curious purple orb near California’s Channel Islands – and it’s left them stumped.

To our untrained eye, it looks a little like a really dazzling Christmas ornament. Alternatively, Smithsonian compared it to an unhatched Pokemon.

During the recent expedition, unnamed scientists from the Nautilus exploration vessel are recording and chatting about what they’re seeing when they come across the mysterious, beautiful blob.


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