Deep Sea Explorers Capture One Of The Strangest Creatures Lurking In The Ocean

The ocean has always fascinated me, especially the odd and creepy creatures that live down there. One creature in particular is the Siphonophore, and it’s basically a colony of individual organisms that are connected together moving as one. The video was captured by a group of marine biologists with the Nautilus Live Expedition. The exploration took place in the Gulf of Mexico.


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It’s incredibly rare to capture one these creatures, especially on video.

“To me, the best part of science is stuff like this: seeing something that completely takes my breath away. Even after studying animals like this for the last five years, this video has me in awe. The animal captured in this footage, simply put, is stunning” wrote Rebecca Helm, marine biologist and writer for Deep Sea News.


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