Photo: twitter.com/SchmidtOcean Giant siphonophore
The diameter of its ring was about 15 meters and the length was comparable to the height of 11-storey building.
Scientists from the Institute of Oceanography Schmidt took video of the giant siphonophore in the depths of the Indian ocean. This was reported on the website of the Institute on Twitter.
Rare threadlike creature found off the West coast of Australia. Its length is up to 50 meters.
Siphonophora represent a colony consisting of thousands of small clones. They prey on fish, crustaceans and other underwater creatures. Some siphonophora deadly for people.
Biologists assume that this siphonophore had tens and even hundreds of years.
Check out this beautiful *giant* siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition. It seems likely that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and in the strange UFO-like feeding posture. Thanks @Caseywdunn for info @wamuseum @GeoscienceAus @CurtinUni @Scripps_Ocean pic.twitter.com/QirkIWDu6S
— Schmidt Ocean (@SchmidtOcean) April 6, 2020
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