diver examines giant sphere underwater

Case Closed

Scientists finally discover the origin of mysterious ocean orbs

Researchers solve a marine mystery.

H. Ringvold, et al. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2021)

H. Ringvold, et al. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2021)

For decades, giant gelatinous spheres up to 4 meters in diameter have been appearing throughout the ocean, perplexing both divers and scientists.

Sightings of these mysterious orbs are rare, with a new study led by Norwegian scientists confirming just 90 since 1985.

The study was published Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports.

H. Ringvold, et al. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2021)