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Divers find mystery blob off coast of Turkey

This discovery has left deep sea divers feeling like fish out of water.

Divers said they’re mystified by a 13-foot translucent sphere they found off the coast of Turkey.

Luftu Tanriover said he found “the thing” about 72 feet below the surface near the coastal town of Fethiye on July 9.

Video shows the divers’ flashlights shining through the clear sphere.

The blob could be a large squid egg mass — and one of the largest at that — Dr. Michael Vecchione of the Smithsonian Museum suggested, Deep Sea News reported.

The sphere was found off the coast of Turkey.vimeo

The sphere was found off the coast of Turkey.

Divers discovered a mysterious giant ocean "blob" off the coast of Turkey.CNN

Divers discovered a mysterious giant ocean “blob” off the coast of Turkey.

The sphere was found more than 70 feet below the surface.CNN

The sphere was found more than 70 feet below the surface.

The sphere is practically invisible.CNN

The sphere is practically invisible.

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Vecchione said “the thing” was likely from a red or neon flying squid, which can grow to about six feet.

“Most of the ideas are going that way,” Tanriover wrote of the possibility.

A similarly large egg mass was found in 2008 in the Gulf of California. That mass was about 11 feet wide and contained up to 2 million eggs, scientists said.

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