Longest animal ever’ discovered off Australia’s coast
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Underwater explorers have discovered a 150-foot-long siphonophore, a weird translucent creature that’s actually made up of tinier critters, off the coast of Australia.
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Each siphonophore is made up of many little “zooids,” reports LiveScience.
According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, these colonies making up the siphonophore have already been reported to reach lengths of up to 130 feet.
Check out this beautiful *giant* siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition. It seems likely that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and in strange UFO-like feeding posture. Thanks @Caseywdunn for info @wamuseum @GeoscienceAus @CurtinUni @Scripps_Ocean