Divers Down Under have got the unique and unbelievable snaps of the pyrosome or Pyrostremma Spinosum, a rare sea creature along the coast of Tasmania. This specific creature is so unique that it has been named ‘Unicorn of the sea’ as well. Perhaps, it is capable of growing to 100ft in size (30 metres long), which is close to two huge double decker buses that are placed from one end to another. The Pyrosome consists of a translucent, deep and cylindrical body consisting of several thousands of minute clones that are termed as zooids. The zooids get water in the tubes, remain on plankton and then evict out the filtered water.

largest sea creatureEach of the certain zooids is known to grow mere few millimeters in size on an overall. Tissue associates each of them and as they replace themselves as one while being in the Pyrosome’s tube structure. The pyrosome can also be termed as a sea squirt. Perhaps, they are pelagic in class which establishes the fact that they swim freely in open water in comparison to the land close to it. Also, they are rare to find as well.

rare sea creaturesWith the observation of a hole that can be two meters wide at the sharp end of the pyrosome’s long tube. This certain opening is huge enough to reflect the size of a full human. Though it is frightening to the core, Rebecca Helm (from Deep Sea News) explains that “they’re giant, terrifying looking, and trolling through the depths of the ocean, waiting for you to swim in one end and get stuck. Maybe. But fortunately, in addition to being slow moving filter feeders, they’re also delicate and fluffy.”

weird sea creaturesAccording to the one of the seasoned divers who described it by informing “it felt like an exquisitely soft feather boa”. Also, it was Michael Baron who hails from the Eagle Hawk Dive Centre who completed a recording of the giant creature observed in Tasman Peninsula, Australia. This specific area is one of the few with “oceanic gelatinous plankton” is found near to the shore. Michael was able to get a film which are close to the pyrosome in resemblance. The people in it however, are more than the size of the zooids in the pyrosome.

Eaglehawk Dive Centre maintain in their official YouTube page that: “Salps have much larger individuals than pyrosomes, individuals pump water through themselves. Colonies are formed of chains of individuals. Salps can form very high densities under good conditions, and are an important oceanic food source for fish.”

Giant Pyrosome and Salps – pelagic sea squirts

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