Scientists baffled by giant underwater blob thought to be sea monster

A giant underwater blob thought to be a sea monster is in fact a huge sack of squid eggs.

It was originally thought the ghostly object lying in the ocean was a new creature.

After investigating the blob, the divers discovered it to be a huge mass of 10-armed squid eggs.

Around 200,000 babies of the sea beast are believed to be waiting to hatch inside the eggs.

REV Ocean confirmed: "Mystery solved.

"REV Ocean captain Nils Baadnes and Ronald Raasch discovered this giant gel ball while diving in Orstafjord, Norway.

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"It is actually an egg-mass of 10 armed squid."

Viewers on YouTube speculated the blob could have been from another world.

One wrote: "Alien eggs?"

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Another added: "Wow that's amazing, really beautiful, it's crazy something like this actually exists."

While one commented: "Scary."

It is not known how squids produce these giant blobs full of mucus.

The blobs usually contain 10s of thousands of eggs.

They are rarely seen by humans due to them usually being much deeper in the ocean.

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