That encounter took place back in 2015 but when you're laying claim to discovering a wholly new species it helps to do your due diligence
The dark-coloured alien-like creature could be a rare phenomenon and if verified may be worth a lot of money
The Schmidt Ocean Institute tweeted a video of the creature describing it as “beautiful” and “UFO-like”
For Super Mario Brothers fans they almost look like Koopa Paratroopas and are totally adorable
The deep-sea creature was found off of the coast of Prince of Wales Island, in Alaska
The team dubbed the species Sollasina cthulhu, after the terrifying monster Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft lore
Animal or vegetable?
Two years ago an unidentified 11-foot sea animal was discovered on a Port Talbot beach
Meet the..."headless chicken monster"!
However, 2017 wasn't just a year for discovering new creatures, it was a time for finding ones we thought we'd lost forever