It was identified as a Lampocteis lobed ctenophore by George Matsumoto, a ctenophore (comb jelly) specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute.
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) captured this video at a depth of 3,753 feet in the Indian Ocean near a drilling wellhead.
Toward the end of the image, alien-like beings are absorbed into the workings of the ROV\’s thrusters.
The video was shot on the east coast of Africa and has not been edited.
This enigmatic species is certainly the closest living adversary on the planet.
It is undoubtedly a comb jelly, according to marine expert Bill Austin (ctenophore).
It was identified as a lobed Lampocteis ctenophore by George Matsumoto, a ctenophore (comb jelly) specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute.
Comb jellies are jellyfish-like animals that float in groups or rows due to their cilia.
Eyelash strips run the length of the outer bodies of various comb jellies.
Comb jellies, in general, are hunters.
Only comb jellies drop glue on their prey as they hunt using specially modified “coloblast” cells.