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According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science November 18, 2018 at 10:47AM.)
An undulating ribbon of silver surprised divers near northern New Zealand in October — but not so much that they couldn’t get it on video.
The resulting film shows a floating “feather boa” of the sea, properly known as a pyrosome. The 26-foot-long (8 meters) tube is not a single creature, according to The Washington Post, but rather a colony of tiny creatures called tunicates.
“I’ve always wanted to see one,” videographer Steve Hathaway told The Post. [Gallery: Jaw-Dropping Images of Life Under the Sea]
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