"You are showing me something I've literally never seen in 35 years," one viewer said.
The newly described species has been named Ramisyllis kingghidorahi after Godzilla's monster enemy King Ghidorahi.
The viral video led many to claim it as evidence of Noah and his Ark, but paleontologists told Newsweek there's a far more likely explanation.
Merle Liivand set the record to raise awareness about the threat that rampant pollution poses to marine life.
The site contains the preserved remains of Jurassic-era echinoderms, including starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
The man reportedly experienced abdominal pain after inserting the 20-centimeter animal for about a day, but he was "too shy to see the doctor" any earlier.
Shrimp eels are rarely seen, even by biologists, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Erin Weeks told Newsweek.
The new law rests on the idea that lobsters—as well as other sea creatures, like crabs and octopi—are sentient beings capable of suffering.
According to Tuesday's Facebook post from Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina, the blob washed ashore late last year.
Residents of the area encountered the creepy-looking ocean-dwellers along the Texas coastline last week.
The image sparked outrage online.
"This was one strange-looking fish."
Bloodthirsty rivalry may have driven the rapid evolution of these fearsome beasts.
Summer winds left the Catalan shoreline covered in thousands of blue jellyfish-like animals.
The species of the fish could not be clearly identified.
Does it look like Dumbo to you?
The fierce creature was first described in 1912 by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
Scientists have a new way of tracking hundreds of new species.
Surveying four small Russian islands near the shores of Alaska, scientists spotted a grizzly "fence" of bones on the beach that turned up a rare discovery.
It is not the first time that these animals and their relatives have turned up on beaches.
The boy's father captured the creatures in a video showing the creatures eating away at pieces of meat.
The crab and its anemone "shell" have a symbiotic relationship.
New research shows corals can re-emit sunlight as a red-orange glow.
Cuttlefish have never been observed so viciously fighting over a mate in the wild.
These shrimp were thought to be generally non-predatory. Not so.