Stunning collection of strange sea creatures spotted in Am Samoa
Breathtaking new footage from the first dives of the NOAA’s 2017 American Samoa Expedition has revealed a glimpse into the alien world of the deep sea.
A ‘cosmic jellyfish’ caught on camera looks remarkably like a UFO, spreading its opposing tentacles out like a disc as it floats through the water in eerie stillness.
The researchers have also observed a number of other enthralling creatures, including a ‘sinister’ pink anemone that looks like Venus flytrap, an ‘alien-looking’ hydroid, and a fish ‘out for a stroll’ on the seafloor.
The first cruise leg of the 2017 American Samoa Expedition kicked off on February 16th, beginning a mission that will last until April, allowing scientists to explore the mysterious deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa.