First analysis of mysterious golden orb in the ocean leaves scientists stumped


The gold-colored object was brought to the surface after being spotted during an expedition in the Gulf of Alaska.  (Image credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration, Seascape Alaska.)

A mysterious golden “orb” found at the bottom of the ocean during a research expedition is “biological in origin” — but scientists have no idea what it is. 

“While we were able to collect the ‘golden orb’ and bring it onto the ship, we still are not able to identify it beyond the fact that it is biological in origin,” Sam Candio, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration expedition coordinator said in a statement


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here