Survey: What’s a siphonophore, the colossal string-adore creature spotted off the drift of Australia?

Take a look at out this stunning *hugesiphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition. It looks in all probability that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and in recurring UFO-adore feeding posture. Thanks @Caseywdunn for data @wamuseum @GeoscienceAus @CurtinUni @Scripps_Ocean pic.twitter.com/QirkIWDu6S

— Schmidt Ocean (@SchmidtOcean) April 6, 2020

A “huge” siphonophore, Apolemia, was as soon as recorded off the drift of Western Australia for the period of the Ningaloo Canyons expedition, Science Alert reported. A video was as soon as posted by the Schmidt Ocean on Twitter.

Siphonophores are marine organisms that are in actual fact gelatinous strings that can grow to 100 toes long, Wired reported. Siphonophores feed on runt crustaceans, reminiscent of copepods, fish, and even diverse siphonophores, per the Monterey Bay Aquarium Analysis Institute. Apolemia is a genus of the siphonophore.

The Apolemia siphonophore featured in the video posted by Schmidt Ocean is addressed as maybe the “largest-ever recorded” specimen.

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