Seems like the sea was battling some indigestion.
It's kind of hard not to read this dude's response in the voice of an old grizzled sea captain, stinking of brine. For some other interesting nautical stuff, here are stories of the creepiest things people saw at sea. For some reason having been on the water a long time lends you a bunch of character.
When you look at the ocean, it seems like the most peaceful place on earth.
But actually, it is filled with beautiful (And sometimes, dangerous) creatures living inside that we can not see.
The ocean is mysterious, terrifying, humbling, and mesmerizing at the same time.
Its magnificence has inspired countless novels, films and songs, all in constant awe of its power and beauty.
We have gathered some images of all those tiny, as well as giant creatures, living under the sea.
OK, we know this video is on the older side, being from 2016, but it's seriously just too good to not re-visit.
Especially, with the hilarious commentary of the E/V Nautilus, an ocean exploration program that conducts a scientific exploration of the ocean floor. We know that might sound technical and scientific, but we promise you this commentary will have you smiling.
When the team spotted this "stubby squid" off the California coast, at a depth of 900 meters, they were surprised by the appearance of this hybrid-looking octopus/squid. Simply because it did not look real! As one team member mentions, "They look like googly eyes." And to make the moment even more entertaining, one YouTuber commented on how the stubby squid is feeling after hearing the team's commentary, "don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry don't cry."
Overall, we rate this video a 10/10, it's hilarious, you learn something, and you see something you might have ever seen before.
The images below were taken the ultra-talented underwater photographer Paul Caiger.
Known as the Strawberry Squid, this is one bejeweled beauty! Its body looks as if there are jewels covering it, therefore it is also known as the reverse jewel squid. Sampled from the ocean twilight zone, they explain that this mysterious ocean dweller can be found between "the sunlit surface layer and extending down to about 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) deep."
"The strawberry squid is a source of food for many of the large apex predators–such as sperm whales and Risso's dolphins–that dive down into the twilight zone to feed. "
Paul Caigar's Strawberry Squid image won the most-liked Instagram photo and crowned top "Instastar" from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's best of 2019.
(Photos by Paul Caiger, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
It's scientifically called a "siphonophore Apolemia" but everyone is calling it the world's longest "long stringy stingy thingy."
Which, honestly, is way more catchy.
International ocean researchers may have just discovered the longest living... thing... in the known world. Captured in a haunting video and explained upon in a Twitter thread by biologist Rebecca Helm, who specializes in studying jellyfish at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Helm calls the footage gave her "chills." Find out why below.
There's so much beauty under the sea. These creatures swim with just grace and can be so mesmerizingly colorful!
Sure, it's slightly terrifying and there's so much unknown about the world below but that makes it all the more exciting!
Let's take a quick dive and explore some of the treasures the deep blue has to offer!
A lot of people have a fear of open water, and that fear kinda makes sense. Whether it's the isolation, the exposure to the elements, or the danger of unseen wild animals, it makes sense that people, especially sailors have creepy stories of things that happened at sea.
To some, sharks are a fearsome creature to be feared. A reason to avoid the ocean and the villain in countless Jaws-inspired nightmares. These comics from The Life of Sharks depict a lighter and much funnier view of the toothy aquatic creatures. If they don't cure your shark-phobia, at least you'll get a few laughs and a marine biology lesson. And if you can't get enough, catch more of the comics on their Instagram page. It makes for many minutes of happy scrolling.
Did you know there are 409,543 named species in the deep ocean?
Now you can get to know them better, thanks to this computer scientist, Neal Agarwal, who was inspire by the marine life and has developed a fun website that allows users to scroll down to discover the different animals and plant life that live at varying depths of the ocean.
As you move towards the bottom of the ocean floor, the website provides interesting facts and figures about marine life.
For example: close to the ocean surface, at around 30 meters deep (98 feet), familiar fish such as the Atlantic salmon and the striped bass are seen, alongside the polar bear, who is known to dive to similar depths in order to hunt for food. Scrolling deeper reveals the killer whale at around 100 meters deep (328 feet), and the green sea turtle at around 170 meters (557 feet).