Turkey underwater blob: Squid eggs mass likely explains divers’ footage (VIDEO).

The Giant Sparkly Blob That Startled Divers Off Turkey, Explained (Video)

The Giant Sparkly Blob That Startled Divers Off Turkey, Explained (Video)

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July 31 2015 7:12 PM

The Blob

What is this car-sized underwater mass that startled divers off Turkey?

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Approximately the size of a car, a nearly transparent mass was a mystery to the scuba divers who almost swam right into it off the coast of Turkey. Fortunately, it did not try to consume them, instead posing for some incredible footage.

Their video of the encounter caught the eye of an employee at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, who believes the divers found an egg mass of red flying squids—a very rare sight, since squid eggs hatch quickly.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.