Credit: (c) 2013 MBARI

Animals

'Mythical' Sea Blob Finally Spotted a Century After Its Discovery

The translucent, sea-dwelling invertebrate, first reported in 1899, was spotted by scientists using a remotely operated vehicle off the coast of Monterey, Calif.

Published On 12/05/2016
10:15 AM EST
A giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon, that has discarded its mucus feeding filters and is swimming freely in the open ocean.Credit: (c) 2007 MBARI