Workforce Egg or Workforce Sponge? Scientists divided over id of mysterious golden orb from backside of ocean

The thriller golden orb discovered on the backside of the ocean within the Gulf of Alaska is at the moment being preserved in ethanol on board the analysis ship Okeanos Explorer. And regardless of hauling it from the deep, scientists nonetheless do not know what it’s. One factor, nevertheless, is definite: It’s organic in origin.

A remotely operated automobile (ROV) run by the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Seascape Alaska 5 expedition plucked it from a seamount 2 miles (3,300 meters) beneath the ocean floor on Aug. 30.

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