Something thick and gooey (a mysterious substance that has yet to be identified) is floating in the Arctic waters off Alaska. The Coast Guard has collected samples to test, but still haven't discovered what it is.
In the Anchorage Daily News, Don Hunter quotes Coast Guard officer Terry Hasenauer as saying, "It's certainly biological. It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter. It's definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it's some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism. That's one of the reasons we went out, because in recent history I don't think we've seen anything like this."
Hunter quotes local politician Gordon Brower as saying, "It's pitch black when it hits ice and it kind of discolors the ice and hangs off of it. It kind of has an odor; I can't describe it." Hunter reports that Brower saw some jellyfish tangled up in it and someone else found the remains of a dead goose, which had been reduced to bones and feathers, so it seems to be ingesting other creatures.
Carnivorous goo--what else will the future bring! As we know well, scary (and well as surprising) things can really happen in this world, especially if we catch a glimpse of the way things really work (instead of just accepting what we've been told).
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