Mysterious Purple Blob Surprises Scientists | National Geographic - National Geographic


An unidentified purple creature living in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California caught the close attention of researchers aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus, who watched a live feed from their underwater remotely operated vehicle. Based on the color and location of the animal, which the team identified as a kind of sea slug, the moment may represent the discovery of a new species. The Nautilus is on a four-month expedition for the Ocean Exploration Trust, a research and educational nonprofit founded by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard. ? Subscribe: National Geographic:National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible.Get More National Geographic:Official Site: Mysterious Purple Blob Found on Ocean FloorÂ… What Is it? Live video from the Nautilus Exploration Program Purple Blob Surprises Scientists | National Geographic Geographic