Footage has been captured off the Angola Coast of a creature accurately resembling a “Flying Spaghetti Monster”, the Pastafarian deity.
Pastafarianism, known otherwise as the religion related to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is a religious view which contradicts and opposes the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in public schools. The media has associated pastafarianism to a form of religious parody, despite the fact that supporters state that it is a genuine religion.
Pastafarians believe that their deity, the monster, created the Universe after he experienced an outrageous drinking session, whereas Fridays were holidays.
Surprisingly, Pastafariansm has become popular among students in Europe and in some US states.
Intelligent design is a form of creationism, a conservatism-oriented dogma, promoted by the US-based Discovery Institute.
On the other hand, it is widely known that creationism is the religious belief that the Earth, life, nature and the Universe are the creation of a supernatural being. Although it split into different directions, Christian fundamentalists were the first ones who coined the term “creationism”, along with their rejection regarding the human evolution theory and belief in a younger Earth.
The siphonophore that was captured on video at a depth of approximately 1,300 meters below the sea is a marine invertebrate resembling a jellyfish. Siphonopoers are long, thin and transparent floaters.
Daniel Jones, from the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, UK, received the footage and rapidly identified the mysterious creature as belonging to the siphonophore species. Besides jellyfish, the species also includes aquatic animals such as corals. It’s said that some of these specimens might reach the length of 40 meters.
One of Jones’ colleagues, Phillip Pough, concluded that the creature belonged to the family Bathyphysa Confiera, as it did not display side branches on the tentacles.
The footage went viral on the Internet, with over a quarter of a million amazed, intrigued people watching the video as of lately.
Jones concluded that it was remarkable how a collaboration between his team and industry would permit them to detect and observe marine life in it natural habitat. He had said this referring to the oil industry ROV pilots who sent him the video via the SERPENT network.
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