A strange creature was spotted and photographed in Port Douglas, Australia. Nicknamed ‘the unicorn of the seas,’ this creature can measure up to 10 feet long and looks like a huge tube of jelly. Rare and not very well known, it was recently captured on film by a diver.
Jay Wink is an Australian diver who encountered a pyrosome, a strange creature also dubbed ‘the unicorn of the seas’ because of its mysterious nature. The pyrosome was seen by the diver in Port Douglas, Australia.
It is actually a cluster of thousands of living organisms that can take the form of a tube and which looks quite incredible underwater. These thousands of organisms are called zooids. They give off a particular light under water and are like a huge tube of jelly when they form into a pyrosome.
The one that Jay Wink was able to take a photo of was about 10 feet long. ‘Under the surface it looked bright pink, the photos do not really do it justice,’ said Jay Wink to Daily Mail Australia about his ‘particularly unusual’ and quite beautiful discovery.
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