Strange Marine Creature
This strange creature was filmed underwater by drillers in the deep ocean. It is called Deepstaria enigmatica. It looks like an underwater dementor.
Scientist Sylvia Earle (TED Talk: My wish: Protect our oceans) has spent the past five decades exploring the seas. During that time, she’s witnessed a steep decline in ocean wildlife numbers — and a sharp incline in the number of ocean deadzones and oil drilling sites. An original documentary about Earle’s life and work is available now on Netflix.
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Unidentifiable dolphin (hybrid?) swimming in super-aggregation of common dolphins. near Montauk in 2013.
- Photo by A.H. Kopelham