A mysterious golden ball has been found at the bottom of the sea
At the moment, researchers don’t know exactly what this object could be.
A group of experts began a comprehensive survey off the coast of Alaska with a robotic submersible device at the end of August. Researchers have found a golden ball during the expedition, and until now no one knows exactly what this object could be IFLScience.
The orb was spotted attached to a rock at a depth of 3.1 kilometres.
A hole was also discovered in the body, which was studied more thoroughly using a robotic arm.
It is not yet clear what the body is, but there are several explanations. It may be an unusually shiny eggshell or the remains of a sponge. In any case, the ball was collected, and it should be further investigated later, but it is not guaranteed that they will be able to identify it.
Seascape Alaska 5 launches on August 23, with experts traveling through the waters of Kodiak, Alaska, all the way to Seward. The expedition focuses on habitats less than 200 meters deep, and the search extends to a depth of 6,000 metres.
By the way, anyone can join the exam virtually. Seascape Alaska 5 is operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). on the side Pre-broadcasts are also posted.