Filaments consist of hundreds of creatures.
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It looks like a large alien sea worm whose body is thicker than a human. This eight-meter ”sea worm“ is not actually an animal.
It is called a flame and is a large colony of hundreds and thousands of small mulberry trees. Individual creatures combine and share the tissues of their bodies. The resulting colony can thus be several meters long.
In the video, an eight-meter colony was spotted by two cameramen during a dive on the New Zealand volcanic island.
One of Steve Hathaway's dive crews said, "I've always wanted to see one."
Ocean fires in the ocean are largely determined by sea currents and waves. It can also be driven by a jet drive.
The bottles absorb water with the plankton they feed. Water spreads a colony inside the hollow body and then comes out of one of the rear openings.