While traversing the seafloor in a pressurized bubble 3,200 feet beneath the ocean, marine photographer Gavin Thurston spotted an odd creature, about the size of a football.
"It looked like a mix of four animals," said Thurston.
He shone a light on it, for a better view.
"Clearly this beasty — whatever it was — didn’t like the light," he said, and it danced away on its silken thread-like legs, out of the glow.
It appeared to be a sponge, but covered in siphons, like pistons in a car engine thrusting up and down. It wore a crown of tentacles, which grabbed tiny critters out of the water. Read more...More about Science, Oceans, Marine Biology, Deep Sea, and Natural History