Delightfully strange: Mystery ‘golden egg’ found on ocean floor

American scientists have discovered a mysterious dome-shaped specimen on the seafloor of the Gulf of Alaska, but its true identity remains unknown. The golden orb, as it has been dubbed, was spotted by ocean researchers using a remotely operated survey vehicle. Initially, scientists speculated that it could be a dead sponge attachment, coral, or even an egg casing, leading to theories on social media that it could be an alien egg. The specimen, which measures over 10 centimeters in diameter, has been brought to a laboratory for analysis, but its biological origins remain unclear. The discovery serves as a reminder of our limited knowledge about our own planet and its oceans.

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