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Mysterious 'blue goo' at the bottom of the sea stabs scientists

A close-up of one of the mysterious “blue goo” creatures discovered by researchers using an ROV near St. Croix Island in the Caribbean. (Image credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration, Voyage to the Ridge 2022)

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An unidentified deep-sea ‘blue goo’ creature has recently puzzled scientists after discovering a mysterious mass hanging on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea.inside live stream (opens in new tab) Halfway through the expedition, the team members debated what groupie globules were, but no researcher was able to come up with a definitive answer.

On August 30, several blue goo creatures were sighted by scientists controlling a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) near the seafloor around St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mysterious mass was found sitting motionless on the ocean floor between 1,335 and 2,005 feet (407 to 611 meters) below the surface.