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Bizarre creature filmed on the ocean floor

November 9, 2016 | Comment icon 24 comments



The creature looks like nothing else on Earth. Image Credit: YouTube / Tha Jee
An extremely peculiar creature with a bulbous transparent head has been spotted by a diver in Bali.
There are some very strange-looking animals living in the depths of the world's oceans, as evidenced this week by a viral video showing a remarkable jelly-like sea slug.

The footage was recorded by a diver who admitted that he had no idea what it might be.

In the video, the animal can be seen inflating a bulbous balloon-like sack on its head which it apparently uses to scour the sea floor for smaller organisms to feed on.

Some Internet users have suggested that it could be a sea slug species known as Melibe viridis.



Source: Standard Digital | Comments (24)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by gh0stface 6 years ago
What in the world?! I wonder What else is down there?
Comment icon #16 Posted by jpjoe 6 years ago
Nudibranchs are molluscs. They†come in many different forms. And those arent legs
Comment icon #17 Posted by brlesq1 6 years ago
Hmm...I can think of a few things it looks like, none of which I will name here.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DieChecker 6 years ago
Until they catch one and bring it to a lab, are they even really sure it is a nudibranch?
Comment icon #19 Posted by jpjoe 6 years ago
I cant blame you for being too skeptical. The article is misleading†https://youtu.be/mrKw-0zv9Hg http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/meliviri Eats shrimp https://youtu.be/VquL4JwwUas
Comment icon #20 Posted by Still Waters 6 years ago
The article does actually explain what the creature is - †
Comment icon #21 Posted by DieChecker 6 years ago
Thanks. I missed where they told the name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melibe_viridis †
Comment icon #22 Posted by Still Waters 6 years ago
I can imagine the diver who took the photo was thankful it wasn't!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Mr Supertypo 6 years ago
A relative to Hallucigenia Sparsa?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Mr Supertypo 6 years ago
oh Melibe Viridis, my bad


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