A mysterious orange goo that washed ashore along the Arctic Coast of an Inuit village in Alaska has scientists and local fisherman scratching their heads.
The enigmatic substance, which first appeared last week near Kivalina, Alaska, has no odor and the “feel of baby oil” according to eye witnesses.
Scientists quickly ruled out usual suspects like pollen and algae as culprits before sending samples to the Juneau labs at the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center.
After observing several samples under a microscope, scientists are fairly confident that the “goo” is actually clusters of small crustacean eggs or embryos.
Just who or what the parents might be, however, remains a complete mystery. Has the alien invasion begun? Probably not, but we’ll keep you posted…
Source: Discovery News