“At first I thought it was a giant jellyfish, but when we came a bit closer, we saw that this was [like] nothing else we had seen before,” Baadness told The Dodo. “It was amazing.”
Baadness recognized the sphere as a giant squid egg — something he had only seen on the news. “To see it in person was a once-in-a-lifetime moment,” Baadness said.
Ronald Raasch, who is part of the REV Ocean research team, filmed the divers' encounter with the otherworldly object and posted it to YouTube: