Rare Mesmerizing Jellyfish Spotted By Deepsea Camera

May 11, 2012


This is a rarely seen Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish spotted some 5,000-feet below the ocean's surface by an unmanned sub inspecting a deep-sea drill off the coast of the UK. You've just gotta watch it to appreciate how freaky it is. It looks kinda like...there's a leak in that pipeline somewhere that's mutating sealife.

Hit the jump for the video. Bonus closeup of its reproductive organs at 5:09. Kidding, I don't know WTF those were (besides nasty).

Thanks to Johnny Freakin Call, who wants to know what it tastes like on a little bed of rice. F*** yeah! I'll eat a whole ball of wasabi for $1.

  • Anderson Monteiro

    The simbol on the left cornner of the video is from "Petrobras" a brazilian oil company and I  think they do not have any kind operations in UK. Maybe the informations is misleading to avoid a torrent of cientists trying to "catch" the jelly fish.

  • Paul G Rigby

    This is how the BP Oil Spill happened...

    "Karl, I'm getting some unusual readings from the  Macondo. Get on the cam and take a look."

    "Sure Dave... Everything looks OMG WHAT IS THAT?!? IT'S BEAUTIFUL!! :O "

  • Guest

    Finally! A jelly fish that actually looks like jelly.


    That thing has a huge penis. Look @ 5:50

  • its the blobmonster from creepshow 2.

  • My guess is the placental sack from a large whale. From a sperm, humpback or maybe a blue?

  • It looks like a dementor. 

  • mmeza84

    " Want to see the most beautiful thing i've recorded?"

  • Ah... yes... the fitted sheet of the deep... *twirls mustache*

  • Louis Kaplan

    This was posted on reddit recently, and the consensus was that it is a whale placenta.

  • Gustav Magnarsson

     Damnit. Whales are the weatherballoons of the deep sea.

  • Captain_Platypus

     A bio-luminescent whale placenta?  Yeah, that sounds right.

  •  I didn't even see this reply when i wrote that, and figured that was what it had to be. Still rather freaky looking though.

  • cyncity

    Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish. Sure it is not 100% confirmed, but apparently the people on reddit are all Marine Biologists? Sure.

  • Signit Wi

     Whale condom.

  • Hayley Prychun Rodgers

    It looks like the oil spill came to life! Freaky but amazing!

  • Rodger Peters

    First! ... always wanted to do that

  • NutSpark

    And like so many others, you failed.  Congratulations.

  •  do what? be a douchebag? You get to do that everyday!

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