When A Scientist Reviewed Footage On Board His Ship, This Terrifying Creature Swam Into Sight

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It’s June 2019, and Nathan Robinson is on board the Research Vessel Point Sur – a craft that’s cruising through the Gulf of Mexico. The scientist isn’t admiring his surroundings, though, as he’s immersed in a video feed from a deep-sea camera. But as Robinson watches the footage, thick tentacles undulate into the frame and seem to lash out towards the camera. And to make matters even more tense, this terrifying sighting is the first of its kind in U.S. waters.