A mysterious purple slime has emerged off the coast of northern Norway, coating millions of cubic meters of the beautiful Lyngen fjord with a strange mucoid, margarine-like substance.
The unexplained mucus has been described as “a plague” by local fishermen. And its source remains unexplained.
The images picked up from the echo sounders are totally atypical. This is something locals in Norway have never seen before.
Nobody has been able to find out what this weird purple slime really is.
The slime was first reported by fishermen in late August. And now specialists are talking about millions of cubic metres of this weird substance.
Oceanographers believe they could be the remains of a giant swarm of cigar comb jellyfish which had then been partially disintegrated.
Now you are lucky if you understand Norvegian:
Scientists can’t explain why it is like this, haven’t reported any jellyfish mass die-offs but say very dense jellyfish gathering that could trigger such a huge amount of mucus may form deep in the Lyngen fjord.
Pretty fishy, isn’t it?
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