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Bizarre, See-through Sea Creature

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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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Stewart Fraser came across an odd-looking, translucent creature in waters north of New Zealand while out on his boat fishing. He caught this creature with a net to get a closer look when he saw it swimming on the surface.

It was described it as a see-through, shrimp-like creature by the U.K. MailOnline.

The fisherman said it felt scaly, firm, but jelly-like, and all you could see inside was a little orange blob.


Fraser, who had been fishing with sons Conaugh and Finn 43 miles north of the Karikari Peninsula, took photos and shared them with his fishing buddies, none of whom could identify the sea creature.

“We have no idea what it could have been, but it was quite something, and I’d never seen anything like it before,” he said.


The transparency of this creature provides some protection from ocean predators.

It is presumed Fraser threw the creature back in the water after taking pictures to show his friends.
Nah... I wouldn't want to eat that thing either!!




Fortunately, the folks at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, U.K., had an idea, identifying it as a Salpa maggiore (Salpa maxima).

Paul Cox, director of conservation and communication at the aquarium, told MailOnline that a salp is barrel-shaped, moves by pumping water through its gelatinous body, and that the life-cycle includes alternate generations of existing as solitary individuals or as a group forming long chains.


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posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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Sometimes I get so wrapped up with the paranormal and extraterrestrial that I forget how little I know about our little blue planet and how amazing it and the creatures on it are. Thanks for this post, really cool stuff.



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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Finally a real alien on ATS! The life in our oceans is astounding and never ceases to amaze me. Star and flag for posting it up!



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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That's really cool.

I guess it's kind of like a jelly fish but shaped like a trout?

Interesting.

So many amazing creatures out there.

Edit: Man o War not jelly fish. Mah bad.
edit on 21-1-2014 by OrphanApology because: D



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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I wonder if that tastes like jelly. jk!



posted on Jan, 21 2014 @ 06:38 PM
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Would you be willing to find out?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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Haha. I don't think so! Sorry for the long wait to reply.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 07:48 PM
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As an avid fisherman i have to say I won't eat that fish...

I cant see any meat on it !

Er.. so what happens when you take it out the water and cut it open? I can see bones.. but nothing else..

One day they are going to find a species that can turn transparent at will and then we will have the holy grail of invisibility !



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