BP workers were filming 4,000 feet under the sea off the coast of Angola with a remotely operated underwater vehicle when they captured footage of this thing - which they nicknamed the flying spaghetti monster .
It may look like a wriggling bowl of worms turned upside down, but scientists have identified the creature as a species of bathyphysa conifera, in the order of the siphonophorae.
Siphonophores are colonial animals which means that rather than a single organism this is actually a colony of thousands of individual zooids.
Each siphonophore begins as a single fertilized egg that reproduces by cloning itself.
"The creature appears spaghetti-like because the stem is contracted up so that all the feeding zooids are jam-packed together," Daniel Jones, a deep-sea ecology researcher, told The Huffington Post.
"To my knowledge this creature has only been observed a handful of times."
Forget sharks, we don’t think we’ll be going back into the water if there’s any danger of bumping into one of these freakish, self-cloning monstrosities.
H/T: The Huffington Post