“A fisherman has caught an eerie-looking sea creature off of the coast of Alaska.
Footage posted by Sarah Vasser-Alford shows the orange animal making rhythmic movements as it extends its long, curly tentacles.
The fisherman then turns the sea creature around to reveal a creepy-looking body with murky ‘blood vessels’ underneath.
The video has left viewers, who compare it to a horror movie scene, mesmerised.
Sarah posted the clip last month and it has already amassed over 1.2 million views.
The deep sea creature was found off of the coast of Prince of Wales Island, in Alaska.
One viewer described it as ‘an alien’ while another one suggested that it could be ‘live coral’.
However, the animal was identified as a basket star, which belongs to an echinoderm group known as brittle stars, with a disk-shaped body and five flexible arms.
Other concerned viewer said: ‘Put it back in the water and let it be!’
‘He shouldn’t be out of the water, he can’t breathe!’ another commented.
Sarah explained: ‘I was out halibut fishing with my mom and some friends and when my mom reeled up her line, the basket star was on the hook. Also, it was put back in the water unharmed.'”
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