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Kakaibang nilalang na nagliliwanag nagpakita sa Indian Ocean!

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Isang bagong nilalang ang namataan sa pinaka-ilalim ng Indian Ocean at ito ang unang beses na nakita at nagpakita ito. Mukha itong jellyfish pero hindi pa talaga matukoy ng mga eksperto.

Nakuhanan ng camera ang ‘di pa mapangalanang creature sa kailaliman ng Java Trench, 7,000 metres below sea level. Kitang-kita diumano na nagliliwanag ito habang palutang-lutang sa sahig ng karagatan.

Hindi makapaniwala ang grupo ng mga expiditioners sa kanilang namataan, sila kasi ang nakakita o nakatuklas sa sinasabing nilalang dahil sinusuyod nila ang ilalim ng Java Trench na pinaniniwalaang pinakamalalim na parte ng Indian Ocean.

“I normally have a pretty fair idea of what we’re going to see — but every now and again you get thrown this curve ball.

“It really looks artificial — it rolls out the darkness and suddenly it turns and you’re like, ‘Jesus, that’s some kind of weird jellyfish.’

“We came to a conclusion it’s called a tunicate, which is a sea squirt. This particular one is called, we think, an ascidian.

“It is not often we see something that is so extraordinary that it leaves us speechless.”

“At this point we are not entirely sure what species it was, but we will find out in due course.”

“It seems to be is an absolute one in a million shot, where one of them has broken off from the others and is drifting in the current

“It just so happened to drift right up to our camera, make a 90 degree turn, give us a beautiful shot of it and of it went -- so it’s just such an unbelievably lucky shot,” pagkukuwento ni Chief scientist Alan Jamieson.

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