Hairy goo invading from the Arctic

mysteryAhem. A mysterious browny-black goo with hair in it is drifting southward from the Arctic:

Something big and strange is floating through the Chukchi Sea between Wainwright and Barrow.

Hunters from Wainwright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It’s thick and dark and “gooey” and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough’s Planning and Community Services Department.

Brower and other borough officials, joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, flew out to Wainwright to investigate. The agencies found “globs” of the stuff floating miles offshore Friday and collected samples for testing.

“It’s definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it’s some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism.”

Very weird. Cthulhu spawning? Cosy catastrophe? The blob? The larval stage of the World Tree?

[from abn news, via Blood & Treasure][image from Margaret Anne Clarke on flickr]

5 thoughts on “Hairy goo invading from the Arctic”

  1. This is not my specialty, but I bet it is some odd type of algae. Oh, and to nameless commenter #1: The folks at (title: “New problem emerges that Palin’s sure to be blamed for somehow”) already anticipated your childish outburst. But hey, maybe you’ll have better luck next time.

  2. Theodore Sturgeon’s “It,” the precursor to “Swamp Thing,” I do believe. Semi-divine retribution for our depredations. Admit it, you were expecting something like this…

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