Apparently Alien Life Has Always Been Living In Earth's Oceans
Humankind has always strived to find proof of life on other planets, but if this footage is any indication, we have been searching in all the wrong places. Recently, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sent an expedition to the Gulf of Mexico to get a better look at what is living under the surface and the results are astonishing!
Lurking deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico live creatures that are rarely seen. With the help of the Okeanos Explorer and its remotely operated vehicles, the NOAA managed to explore diverse habitats in the deep water. The footage they captured shows some wondrous sea creatures.
There is the long-nose chimaera fish, with its paddle-shaped snout and the mildly venomous spine on the dorsal fin, which it uses in defence. Then there is the cuck eel, which can grow up to 6 feet in length. One particularly alien-looking creature is the giant isopod, a bug-like dweller of the deep that can grow up to 20 inches in length, making it a true giant of the ocean.
Also, there is something called the dumbo octopus, for one very obvious reason. Named after the beloved baby elephant in the Disney movie of the same name, the dumbo octopus has prominent ear-like fins on both side of its head. The largest ever recorded was 5.9 feet long!
The one we love the most has the be the ‘Headless Chicken Monster’, which is actually a sea cucumber that looks like a mean little alien all dressed in red with some bright sparkles on it. It really looks like it could be searching for Stitch!