Those questions and more will ponder your head when you watch this video…
Captivating the Internet like something that captivates the eyballs of five million human beings (the video’s current views sit at 5,061,629) the “Cascade Creature”, or “DeepSea Blob”, as it’s affectionately called by people who don’t know any better; Is in actuality a giant version of a Deepstaria Enigmatica deepsea Jellyfish. It was discovered and captured on video near a deep-sea oil rig off the coast of the UK.
It also looks like it has its insides on the outside… a brainy, disgusting, ungodly like mass within a huge hexiconal pattern of blob…. God I wish I could feel it….. Don’t you just wanna touch it?
It’s so creepy looking… and many people thought it wasn’t actually real. But apparently it IS real, and these types of jelly are known. However they have never seen one of this size apparently. I haven’t seen the actual size mentioned, and it’s tough to know how big it actually is since there is nothing to compare it to in the video.
But man is it cool looking. I wonder if Metroid’s really DO exist….. Ahem. I like this comment by a guy on reddit, in relation to the Metroid blob: “It’s probably a jellyfish that has been regenerating since the dawn of time and has finally reached level 9999!” Hahaha. Freakin’ awesome. All I have to say to that is… “indeed”. Non RPG fans will be confused by that statement, which only makes it funnier.
Here is the truth about the Metroid Blob (as I’ll continue to call it whether you like it or not):
“This bag-like jelly is not that rare, but is large, so rarely seen intact. In the video, the swirling from the sub makes the medusa appear to undulate and it even turns inside-out… The web-like pattern is not a nerve net, as some comments have said. It is branches from their digestive system. This type of jellyfish is usually found in the south Atlantic Ocean; it has oral arms terminating in curious hook-shaped organs,” said Steven Haddock, a scientist for the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, California, writing on his “Jellywatch” Facebook Page.
This Deepstaria Enigmatica Jellyfish was first identified in the deeps of the Antarctic Ocean in 1966 using a deep-sea submarine research vessel.
That’s gotta be one of the greatest jobs ever…. Which reminds me… One day I WILL own a jellyfish aquirium! *adds to list of “life accomplishments to get to one day”*