Cthulhu dropped his hanky and is waiting for a gentleman to come and pick it up.
THA SUGAH RAIN
Spoiler: Its called Deepstaria enigmatica, a jellyfish. End of mystery.
Right. Of course. Silly me for stating otherwise, even in jest. Back to being literal for me. Thanks for putting me on the right track.
I don't think a deepstaria enigmatica would get within 20,000 leagues of this monster. They look too pretty and symmetrical.
This is not an organism. It's a haunted shower curtain or something.
It's like some kind of deflated mutant jellyfish.
There is no head. Only a mouth and stomach that would fit an elephant.
|Sanest Man Alive |
Dive Number 136 canceled due to to lack of willing participants.
what in the blue christ was that
|Binro the Heretic |
I'm thinking it's something colonial, like a big sheet of algae, or something that has mostly decomposed leaving only tough connective tissues.
But the biggest question is why is it called Cascade Creature?
You're probably right, but given how similar the descriptions are, down to the hexagonal cells - it's either that or something close. It's a mystery, but not a balls out "this could be bigfoot" mystery.
|MacGyver Style Bomb |
Gotta love the "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!" jerking motion at the start.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
It looks like a cnidarian of some kind. How deep is this?
Rodents of Unusual Size
also: it looks like a gigantic version of larval stage molluscs or other sea creatures, only without ever developing past that stage...
...unless it is a baby.
The best explanation I've seen guessed that this was a whale placenta. You guys just spent six and a half minutes staring at a placenta.
Sanest Man Alive
I don't know how many whale vaginas you've wedged your head inside, but I don't think the spongy, luminescent bits are a documented part of any animal's babymaker.
I'm not gonna go all crazy about it, but it's kinda wierd that a placenta would drift past an ROV and then come back and hang around the lights.
Also I'd asume something as meaty as whale uterus would have some chunks missing by the time it reached that depth.
Binro the Heretic
I don't think it left then returned under its own power. It seems to be at the mercy of the currents. You can see how it drifts in the same direction as the myriad smaller particles.
The smaller rippling movements look like they're caused by the wash from the ROV's propellers as it moves into position.
Also, there's a difference between a whale placenta and a whale uterus.
At last they have found my foreskin. I can finally be a whole man.
If I discovered it, I would call it a Parachute Jelly.
|Robin Kestrel |
That's a spawn of Shub-Niggurath.
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