A company called Oceaneering has a video that has gone loose and almost viral as experts try to figure out what is moving in the deep ocean. The bizarre ocean blob has been called everything from a whale placenta, jellyfish, fishing net or even an ET or extra terrestrial animal.
Full Ocean Blob Video Below
The video is tagged with deep sea diving information surrounding the video like, “Dive Number: 135” and a recording date of April 25th, 2012. The original video that was released on YouTube has been closed and made private. Now there is a couple more videos floating around with one being 36 seconds long and the other 6 minutes and 29 seconds. One of the original videos still remains on the website LiveLeak.com as well.
The video has a company logo insignia on the bottom left hand corner that reads Oceaneering. The company’s webpage says, “Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense and aerospace industries.” The company is even traded on the NYSE under Oceaneering International, Inc NYSE: OII with a current price of 49.46 and after hours trading at 49.75.
The most plausible explanation to most people is that the ocean blog is a whale placenta. The theories on the mystery whale placenta get fuzzy however when all of the lined and odd shaped markings are seen in the video. The ocean monster seems to churn, turn and twist at will as the video and light shine on it.
The website Snopes has it’s own experts that believe it’s a fishing net or fabric that is floating around. It doesn’t seem to be fabric or a fishing net however due to the ocean blob organs that show themselves as it twists open a folded up underside showing white textured pieces. Still, one commenter says, “The hexagonal grid that’s highly visible from around 1:45-2:00 makes me think that it’s a fishing net.” Another commenter named Richard W goes on to speculate that it just may be CGI or another Hollywood film being planned, “Although those white bits and the structure at the end are a little weird. Maybe CGI after all? Isn’t James Cameron planning another underwater adventure film?”
Either way this one sure is a mystery at this point. The ocean mystery blob or jellyfish is something people can’t decide on. Now everyone is waiting for Oceaneering to explain where the mystery ocean animal was filmed. With the organs and tentacles that are shown near the end it certainly seems to debunk the idea that it’s simply a fishing net. It starts to seem more of an ocean alien floating around the deep sea.
Underwater camera captures a mysterious object
Creature could be a jellyfish – but it appears to have organs.
It could be a discarded whale placenta – but it has strange markings
It could be a fishing net – but it seems to move under its own control.
A mysterious ocean ‘blob’ has been recorded by a deep-sea remote-controlled underwater camera.
The creature looks like nothing seen before, with speculators suggesting it is everything from a jellyfish to the remains of a whale placenta.
While, at a quick glance, the description of a jellyfish makes sense, the creature has organs and appendages never spotted on a jellyfish before.
Meanwhile it could be a whale placenta, but if that is the case then the hexagonal shapes on the skin are a mystery.
If it is a jellyfish, it might be a Stygiomedusa Gigantea. This type of jellyfish – which can grow up to six metres in length – has only been spotted 114 times in 110 years, so details on it are scant.
But again, the appendages get in the way.
Another suggestion is Deepstaria Enigmatica, another rarely-studied jellyfish, which like most of its kind is colourless, but has been reported to have a brown stomach, with one description saying the passages to the stomach are ‘somewhat irregular-edged, forming a reticulate network’.
This might explain the hexagonal markings on the top of the creature.
Those markings lead one commentator on the website Snopes – which tries to debunk or confirm rumours – to suggest this is simply nothing more than a fishing net.
But again, the appendages get in the way.