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Weird New Sea Creature Filmed

  1. May 12, 2012 #1
    You may have heard it said that the largest organ in the human body is the skin. This weird creature seems to consist exclusively of that organ. Skip forward to about 1:30 for the best view of it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E-8_wDgN7c
     
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  3. May 12, 2012 #2
    That's one strange sea creature. What is it? It's got to be more than just a bunch of skin, doesn't it?
     
  4. May 12, 2012 #3

    wukunlin

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  5. May 12, 2012 #4
    I have no idea what it is. It seemed like a jellyfish at first, but then, the way it moves reminded me more of an octopus.
     
  6. May 12, 2012 #5

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    A giant salp.
     
  7. May 13, 2012 #6
    First time I've ever heard of them. They are very strange.
     
  8. May 13, 2012 #7

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  9. May 13, 2012 #8

    DataGG

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    Can someone please post the link to the youtube video? I'm using RequestPolicy addon for firefox and... well... I can't see the video.
     
  10. May 13, 2012 #9

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    i thought about being a jellyfish but it just didn't look like any jellyfish I've seen before
    http://youtu.be/-E-8_wDgN7c
     
  11. May 13, 2012 #10
    The depth says 5044 ' = 1537 m. At this depth, the hydrostatic pressure is about 150 atmospheres.
     
  12. May 13, 2012 #11

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    So... it's a really flat jellyfish?
     
  13. May 13, 2012 #12
    It actually looks like a floating old plastic bag.
     
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