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HomeVideoThe Mysterious Purple Blob

The Mysterious Purple Blob


Did you know that only 5% of the Earth’s oceans are mapped? The Ocean Exploration Trust, a group comprised of marine scientists and students, is working specifically to map the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary in California. The crew often discovers new wildlife on their expeditions in this biodiverse region nicknamed the “Galapagos of North America,” but in 2016, they encountered a very peculiar and mysterious life form: a luminous purple blob.