26 C
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Home World’s Longest Animal Found In The Indian Ocean (Photo)

World’s Longest Animal Found In The Indian Ocean (Photo)

Scientists of the Western Australian Museum discovered a new species, which is now the longest organism ever found.

The discovery was made aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and identified the new creature while exploring the Abyssal Deep Sea Canyons off Ningaloo.

The critter in question is a new type of Apolemia siphonophore, which is a species of gelatinous string that can grow to incredible lengths.

The organisms have a unique means of reproduction, which is how they get to be as long as they are.

A siphonophore doesn’t grow a single body like most organisms; it clones itself over and over again, thousands of times via several types of specialized clone cells, which are strung together.

The newly-discovered siphonophore measured an estimated 150 feet (ca. 46 m), making it the longest of its species ever found, and the longest single organism known to exist.

Siphonophores are deep-sea creatures that subsist on small crustaceans and fish.

Most are opportunistic feeders, which spread out over large areas with stinging tentacles, so passers-by can be captured and slowly digested.

The newly identified species spreads itself out into what is described as a “UFO-like feeding posture.

See Below:-

Leave a Reply

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Fans Worry Over BBNaija Season 3 Winner, Miracle Who Has Been Absent On Social Media For Almost One Year

Fans of Big Brother Naija season 3 winner, Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe have expressed their concern for the ex-housemate who has been off social media...

President Buhari Observes Eid-Kabir Prayers With His Family And Aides In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has wished all Muslims a happy and safe Eid as the country joins other Muslims across the world to mark the...

Police Officer On The Run After Allegedly Cutting His Wife With A Machete

A police officer has been accused of cutting his wife with a machete because she served him cold food. The police officer, whose name was...

Teenagers who killed PC Andrew Harper jailed for total of 42 years

Three teenagers who dragged a police officer for more than a mile to his death have been sentenced for his manslaughter. Henry Long, 19,...
%d bloggers like this: