Headless chicken-like sea monster discovered

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A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the first time.

Its real name is Enypniastes eximia, but it is more commonly known as the “headless chicken sea monster”, as that is exactly what it looks like!

The creature had previously only been filmed in the Gulf of Mexico.

This remarkable little creature spends most of its time buoying along the seafloor and using its “modified tube-feet” to feed on surface sediments. They can swim if they want to, and use fin-like structures to escape predators or lift off the ocean floor.

Sea cucumbers, such as this one, are an important part of the marine ecosystem — they’re sometimes referred to as the vacuum cleaners of the sea.

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Dylan
Dylan
2 years ago

That is so cool and amazing

Ahhkea
Ahhkea
2 years ago

Wow what a find

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

weird monster

Jakeb
Jakeb
2 years ago

That looks nothing like a headless chicken

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This is epic

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This is epic, Do the chicken dance

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That chicken is doing the epic chicken dance

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow so epic

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This chicken is cool

dwarf
dwarf
2 years ago

wow. this, is so epic.

Kaya
Kaya
2 years ago

Its cute. I wanna pat it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Crazy coooooool ?????

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW but i’ve seen better

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

is it bad because it looks so disgusting.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

can that bite?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Just crazy

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

very facinating

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Does it lay eggs

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

How does that look like a headless chicken?
I am so confused.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Can it see?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that is way cool

Amanda
Amanda
2 years ago

This is epic

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

weird

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

ewwwww

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

is that real

R2D2 from Starwars
R2D2 from Starwars
2 years ago

That’s disgusting!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

yooooooo duuuuuude

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Have to admit that I was a little bit scared at the sight of this picture…

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

It is ugly

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

#wierd

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Awww it is sooooooo cute

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That sick??

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

So weird it is

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That looks interesting

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That is way cool and wierd

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I like the sound

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

ummmm

Hunter-lee
Hunter-lee
2 years ago

Wow a headless chicken under water ?
IMPOSSIBLE

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Ugly

mlg sharks
mlg sharks
2 years ago

probs a jelly fish

mlg sharks
mlg sharks
2 years ago

jellyfish

Lilee
Lilee
2 years ago

That’s just plain ugly

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

uggaly

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Ewww

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

creepy

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks like a jelly fish

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Where was it found

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

that is one of the most ugliest thing in the world

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