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Amazing, Giant, Tubular Sea Creature [VIDEO]

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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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Growing up to 40 feet long, pyrosomes are actually colonies of clones!



Giant, Tubular Creature Caught On Camera Under The Sea

What looks like a large inflatable tube is actually a pyrosome. And while it appears to be one behemoth creature, it is actually many hundreds or thousands of animals called zooids embedded in a gelatinous tube.

“One long pyrosome is actually a collection of thousands of clones, with each individual capable of copying itself and adding to the colony,” writes marine biologist Rebecca Helm in Deep Sea News.

...These “cylinders in the water” can grow to formidable sizes, sometimes exceeding 12 meters (40 ft) in length. ...


Just amazing. What a wondrous world we share!





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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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Wow! That's fascinating! I'm fairly certain the if I was scuba diving and ran into that, I'd have some "Abyss" flashbacks. Very cool though!


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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:37 PM
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Wow that is cool .

I wonder if that is responsible for a lot of the monster sea creature sightings



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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Raise your hand if that was a Russina pyrosome!



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 08:59 PM
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For a second there I thought some scuba divers caught me skinny dipping.



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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Are the asians eating this one too?



posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:24 PM
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For a second there I thought some scuba divers caught me skinny dipping.


Ummm hmmmm, Scuba divers are carrying magnifying glasses now ?


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posted on Apr, 6 2015 @ 10:57 PM
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originally posted by: donktheclown


For a second there I thought some scuba divers caught me skinny dipping.


Ummm hmmmm, Scuba divers are carrying magnifying glasses now ?


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Can you step a little to the left?
You're standing on my testicles.
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posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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LOL...a reply to: skunkape23




posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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Never even heard of this colony-creature before, let alone seen one. Thanks for bringing the video here, nice share. If a shark or something took a bite out of this would all the other "members" of the colony scatter or just reform?



posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23

originally posted by: donktheclown


For a second there I thought some scuba divers caught me skinny dipping.


Ummm hmmmm, Scuba divers are carrying magnifying glasses now ?


a reply to: skunkape23


Can you step a little to the left?
You're standing on my testicles.


Hehehehe

It was looking forward to a night of loving its selves to make more siblings of..... of its self?... 0.o



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: Aleister
.....If a shark or something took a bite out of this would all the other "members" of the colony scatter or just reform?


No time to verify, but I recall that they do "reform" and so, are considered "immortal." [I might be mixing up my info but something does and is. lol]




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