A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) captured this video at a depth of 3,753 feet in the Indian Ocean near a drilling wellhead.
Alien-like creatures become engrossed in the success of the ROV thrusters at the end of the video. The video was shot on the east coast of Africa and has not been edited.
This enigmatic alien is arguably the most dangerous living creature on the planet. It’s probably a comb jelly, according to marine biologist Bill Austin (ctenophore).
It was described as a lobate ctenophore of Lampocteis by George Matsumoto, a ctenophore (comb jelly) specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute.
Comb jellies are jellyfish-like species that float in pairs or rows due to their eyelashes. Eyelash strips extend the length of the outer bodies of certain honeycomb jellies.
Comb jellies are hunters in general. Only comb jellies squirt glue onto their prey using specially modified “coloblast” cells.