The filaments are composed of hundreds of creatures.
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It looks like a huge alien sea worm whose body is thicker than a human. This eight-foot "sea worm" is not really an animal.
It is called Flame and is a huge colony of hundreds to thousands of small mulberry trees. Individual creatures connect and share the tissues of their bodies. The resulting colony may thus be several meters long.
An eight-meter colony in the video was spotted by two cameramen during a dive on a New Zealand volcanic island.
"I've always wanted to see one," said one of Steve Hathaway's diving teams to the Washington Post.
Ocean fires in the ocean are largely determined by sea currents and waves. It can also be driven by jet propulsion.
The jars are sucking water with plankton, which they feed. The water exudes a colony inside the hollow body and then exits one of the rear vents.