Deep sea mining boss says new law could be adopted next year

Date: April 18, 2019

Source: Live Science
Author: Yasemen Saplakoglu

The depths of the Indian Ocean are home to some bizarre creatures — including one that looks like a balloon on a string.

Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench, the bottommost part of the Indian Ocean. This dive was one of many in the Five Deeps Expedition, during which the crew aimed to reach the deepest part of all five of the world’s oceans.

“We were just watching the video back and saw the thing come out of the darkness,” said Alan Jamieson, the chief scientist on the expedition and a senior lecturer at Newcastle University in the U.K. “It drifted right towards the camera… and then drifted off again.”

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