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07-28-2016, 10:50 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-purple-sea-orb-stymies-scientists-160153911.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/4SSbhPeJN8oP6N3E8fZDWA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/mysterious-purple-orb.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists" align="left" title="Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists" border="0" /></a>With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California. "None of the known species of California pleurobranch are purple," said Susan Poulton, a spokeswoman for the E/V Nautilus expeditions. It was found on July 18, during an E/V Nautilusexploration of Arguello Canyon, west of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.</p><br clear="all"/>