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Enormous strange sea creature captured on video near Australia

Scientists at the Schalkid Ocean Institute’s Falkor research vessel are on an expedition to explore the Ningalu Canyons offshore Australia.

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During the expedition, they discovered something amazing – a very long siphonophore – and shared a video showing an unusual animal.

Siphonophorae is an order of Hydrozoans, a class of marine organisms belonging to thephylum Cnidaria.

Although a siphonophore may appear to be an individual organism, each specimen is in fact a colonial organism composed of medusoid and polypoid zooids that are morphologically and functionally specialized. Most colonies are long, thin, transparent floaters living in the pelagic zone.

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As Schmidt Ocean Institute experts point out, the siphonophore in the video is arguably the largest ever captured; according to the institute, the diameter of its outer ring is about 15 meters, so that only one given ring appears to be about 47 meters in length.

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