Monday, September 21, 2020

This Newly Discovered Sea Sponge is Named after Spielberg’s “E.T.”

Must Read

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda Softworks in Massive Deal

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has confirmed their acquisition of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks.The acquisition was...

SURPRISE- Disney+ Drops New Trailer for “Wanda Vision”

Leave it to Disney+ and Marvel Studios to drop a trailer on a Sunday night while we're...

The Cleaning Power of Pine-Sol Now Protects Against the Coronavirus

The EPA just added Pine-Sol to the list of approved disinfectant for SARS-Cov-2
Breana Ceballoshttp://www.nerdbot.com
Hi! I am the Managing Editor for Nerdbot.com I enjoy watching anime, learning about new things and keeping up with Nerd Culture. I love writing and hope to introduce people to things that they may not have known about before through my articles.

In a world where we name things according to pop culture icons we’re usually waiting to hear what will be next. Will it be a snake named after Salazar Slytherin? How about a new monkey named after a character in Planet of the Apes? Well we have our answer for now because this newly discovered sea sponge will now be known as Advhena magnifica or “magnificent alien.”

Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

“In the case of Advhena magnifica, the shape of this sponge is reminiscent of an alien, like in the movies, with what looks like a long thin neck, an elongated head, and huge eyes,” said Dr. Cristiana Castello Branco, who discovered the sponge. “While we haven’t ‘officially’ given it a common name in our paper, ‘E.T. sponge’ seems to fit.”

Though the sponge was spotted in 2017 during the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer in the Pacific, it’s just recent that a paper came out about it. “A collection of hexactinellids (Porifera) from the deep South Atlantic and North Pacific: new genus, new species and new records” which was published by Ocean Exploration and Research.

The new species was found about 850 miles off the southwest of Hawaii and found in a place that underwater explores dubbed “Forest of the Weird.” The thought instantly that the new creature was alien like and likened it to Spielberg’s 1982 classic “E.T.”

Latest News

Person Reenacts “Blues Brothers” Bridge Jump Stunt in Detroit

We WISH we were making this up, but this is completely a real thing that happened in...
Html code here! Replace this with any non empty raw html code and that's it.

SURPRISE- Disney+ Drops New Trailer for “Wanda Vision”

Leave it to Disney+ and Marvel Studios to drop a trailer on a Sunday night while we're cooking dinner! But, we're happy...

The Cleaning Power of Pine-Sol Now Protects Against the Coronavirus

The EPA just added Pine-Sol to the list of approved disinfectant for SARS-Cov-2

Mother’s Cookies Now Have a Mythical Creature Version with Unicorns and Dragons!

New cookies are coming with Mermaids, Unicorns, Dragons and the Loch Ness Monster!

Little Girl Creates Powerpoint and Convinces Parents to Get a Cat

This clever little girl used Powerpoint and the power of Twitter to get her very own cat!
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This