Strange, alien-looking deep sea creatures revealed in new ocean videos


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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...

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