A mysterious golden object in the ocean – level 2

12-09-2023 15:00

Scientists discovered a mysterious golden object on the ocean floor off Alaska’s Pacific coast. They believe that it could be an egg from an unknown sea creature or a marine sponge.

The team made the unusual discovery by a remote-controlled submarine explorer at a depth of about 3.2 kilometers. Currently, scientists are conducting DNA tests and analyses to figure out what this shiny object is. The object has a special skin-like texture, and researchers are puzzled by its true nature. They used a remotely operated arm to handle it carefully and then transported it through a tube for further tests.

This discovery is part of the Seascape Alaska 5 expedition, which explores the Gulf of Alaska and its sea life.

Difficult words: figure out (to discover the truth), texture (how something feels and looks), puzzled (confused).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What kinds of tests and analyses are scientists conducting to figure out the true nature of the mysterious golden object?


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