Researchers have discovered a mysterious purple Orb underwater in the channel off the coast of California. The research vessel Nautilus, a floating laboratory equipped with cameras capable of seeing deep down to the ocean floor captured the mysterious object on video. Researchers are still trying to figure out what exactly the Orb is and what it’s origin is.

Excerpt From CNet:
The main focus for the vehicle’s Channel Islands mission is to study deep-sea corals, but the odd sphere attracted the scientists’ attention. The video includes a soundtrack of the researchers making real-time observations as the camera sweeps along. They call it a “purple blob” and then wonder aloud “What is that?” The Nautilus website offers an update on the oddball discovery: “This unidentified purple orb stumped our scientists onboard. After sampling, it began to unfold to reveal two distinct lobes. This could possibly be a new species of nudibranch.”