By Tosin Thompson. This unusual marine animal was recently caught on camera near the seabed off the coast of Angola. A team from BP was carrying out routine operations near an oil well, using a remotely operated underwater vehicle ROV at a depth of metres, when they spotted the creature, which they nicknamed the flying spaghetti monster. A deep-sea animal researcher, Jones is involved with the Serpent project , a collaboration with ROV teams from oil and gas companies to catalogue ocean life. Jones identified it as a siphonophore.
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The video shows a dark object surface momentarily in the river, as viewed from a cable car in Greenwich by the uploader, with the username Penn Plate. The clip, uploaded last week, had received over 2 million views on YouTube as of Thursday morning. People have floated a number of theories. Or it could be two dolphins or seals, swimming in tandem.
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It is hosted by extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade , who travels around the globe in search of the most fearsome freshwater and saltwater killers, looking for clues, eyewitnesses, and stories about people who were dragged underwater by these vicious predators. He tries to catch the biggest specimens and then release them back into the wild. His aim is to help people understand the truth behind the animals' attacks on humans to save these rare creatures from extinction.
With Halloween just around the corner, it seems apt that scientists have caught a monster on camera. The underwater camera technology used to spot the critter was originally developed to help guide commercial long-line fishing, but is now being used by Australian researchers to gather information on the health of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. All rights Reserved.