‘Headless chicken sea monster’ in Antarctica filmed for first time
It’s known as the ‘headless chicken sea monster’, for reasons which become quite obvious if you look at it.
With its blobby, pulsating red body and feeler-like webbed ‘feet’, this thing doesn’t look very familiar.
Technically, it is called a ‘sea cucumber’ (or Enypniastes eximia), which is just as bizarre as its nickname, if slightly less terrifying.
This variety is more deep sea dwelling than most sea cucumbers, rarely seen at depths above 1,000 metres.
Researchers are excited to have caught it on underwater camera for the first time in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica.
Previously, it... read more
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