Most Viewed News: Alien-like creature seen in Bristol harbour

マンデラ氏の死去、サッカーのW杯ブラジル大会の組み合わせ抽選会、昨日の強風の被害といった見出しがメディアを賑わす中、さっき見たテレグラフ紙ウェブサイトの「most viewed(最もクリック数の多い)」ニュースNo.1は、ブリストル・ハーバーに出没した謎の光る生物。専門家でさえ見たことのないこの珍動物は一体何なのか?テレグラフ紙によると、可能性としては、

  • 珍種のサルパ(海洋性原索動物)
  • クラゲ:発光遺伝子を持つクラゲの種類は多いそう
  • エイリアン:多くの目撃者は、この物体をエイリアンに例える
  • アート・インスタレーション:何人かの海洋生物学者は、この光る物体は生物には見えず、人工物ではないかと疑っている
  • バンクシーの作品:ブリストル出身の覆面グラフィティ・アーティストの仕業だという人も
  • ただのいたずら(prank)

もし真相が分かったら、また報告します。

Among all the important news of the day such as Nelson Mandela’s death, 2014 Fifa World Cup draw, and strong storm hit UK yesterday, the most viewed news on Telegraph web is about ‘alien’ like creature spotted in Bristol Harbor. According to the Telegraph, this rare creature that even experts haven’t seen before could be:

  • A rare type of marine salp
  • A jellyfish: many species of jelly fish carry luminescent and fluorescent genes
  • An alien: a number of witnesses likened it to an alien
  • An art installation: some marine biologists are unconvinced this was a living thing but artificial
  • A Banksy work: some people have suggested that Bristol-born Banksy might be behind this
  • A prank

If I find out the truth, I will let you know on my blog.

2 responses to “Most Viewed News: Alien-like creature seen in Bristol harbour

  1. everydaylifestyle

    Oh, you missed to see it – sorry for that. Your guess might be true, if the decoration could get electricity in some way!

  2. I llive in Bristol but I didn’t have a chance to see it. From the pictures, I wondered if it might be a Christmas decoration that had somehow got loose… ;)

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