Scientists found alien species with 20 arms in Antarctic Ocean

Scientists found alien species

Scientists found alien species with 20 arms in Antarctic Ocean

Scientists found a new horrifying nightmare alien species with 20 arms in the depths of the Antarctic Ocean. This discovery shows the surprising nature of diversified sea creatures, as the most recent revelation may shock you.

The scientists have named this newly discovered species “Antarctic strawberry feather star.”  They assigned them this name due to their strawberry-like upper body, which develops twenty thin limbs. 

Horizontal view of Antarctic strawberry feather star

This horrific creature appears to have two different types of arms. According to photos of the Antarctic strawberry feather star, upper arms appear long and more feathered, while lower ones are slightly thinner and shorter with limbs. 

However, this species resembles a lot with “face huggers”  from the 1979 alien movie. That is why the scientific community also calls it an alien species.

The alien species have arms comprised of fluffy threads or bumps. Some of those arms are up to 8 inches long. This feature makes this species a really creepy and horrifying look.

Scientists also found these alien species with a range of different colors. They observed that the species may vary from purplish to dark reddish colors. 

Nerida Wilson is a marine biologist specializing in invertebrates at the Western Australian Museum. She was part of this research and discussed the significance of this discovery. 

Nerdia and her colleagues reported the finding of the Antarctic strawberry feather star with three other species of feather stars. 

The left side of the Antarctic strawberry feather star shows purplish appearance and right side dark reddish

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Another researcher, Angela Stevenson, remarked discoveries like this allow them to better understand the ecosystem in this area despite the creature’s terrifying look.  

According to the research team, they should continue recognizing how precious and significant these areas are in maintaining a diverse marine ecosystem. 

They found seven different species of sea creatures in this research. Four of these species were newly discovered. However, three of them were originally misclassified before DNA sequencing. The journal Invertebrate Systematics has published this research.

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