I mean, really. This team of 'scientists' hijacked a valuable research submersible, strapped their gadget to it, and sent it cruising to a depth of 900 meters in the Pacific Ocean just to catch this goofy-looking purple thing.
Listen to these people…buncha giggly teenagers.
I'm a bit annoyed that they went to all this trouble to find it, and then they apparently were all out of pokeballs.
most likely the poor creature is blinded and stunned by the lights.
who knows if it will ever recover or if the damage is permanent and fatal.