What are these mysterious black eggs? (Photo: Pixabay/Dr Keiichi Kakui/IFL Science)
Even though scientists have known a lot about the universe, there are many places on Earth about which they do not know properly. Do you know what is the depth of the ocean? Regarding this, scientists have only estimated that the depth of the sea can be 11 thousand to 12 thousand meters. Scientists also estimate that such strange creatures may be hidden in this depth, which humans have not seen till date. One such discovery is much discussed these days, which has forced even scientists to think.
Actually, in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, scientists have found some mysterious eggs, which are absolutely jet-black. According to the report of Indy100, Dr. Yasunori Kano of Tokyo University sent a remotely operated device, which was also equipped with cameras, to the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. That instrument found mysterious black eggs at a depth of 6,200 meters. This is being considered an unprecedented discovery. Dr. Kano brought those eggs with him for examination.
What are these mysterious black eggs?
According to reports, while examining these mysterious black eggs, Dr. Keiichi Kakui of Hokkaido University initially speculated that they might be protists, a family of unicellular organisms. However, when examined closely, milky fluid was found inside the eggs. Dr. Kakui has identified those mysterious black balls as cocoons of flatworms (platyhelminths). This mystery surprised even the scientists.
What did the DNA analysis reveal?
Scientists said that DNA analysis indicated that these were the deepest living flatworms known on Earth. The study revealed that the growth patterns of deep-sea flatworms are very similar to those in shallow water environments. The report related to this unique discovery has been published in Biology Letters Journal.