A creature like `` super huge string '' with a total length of 120 meters is discovered, it is possible to pass the blue whale and be the world's longest creature
The largest animal in the known organisms
Otherworldly, String-Like Organism Spotted in Deep Sea Is Made Up of 'Millions of Interconnected Clones'
What The Heck Is This Long, Hypnotic Stringy Thing Floating in The Ocean?
The Ningaloo Canyons expedition , formed by global research organizations such as the Western Australia State Museum , the Schmidt Marine Research Institute in Germany, and the Scripps Marine Research Institute in the United States, succeeded in shooting the world's longest creature .
This is a movie of a giant string-like creature taken by the Ningaloo Canyons research team with an unmanned underwater vehicle (ROV) . Investigators filmed the footage in the Indian Ocean off the Ningaloo coast in western Australia.
Check out this beautiful * giant * siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition.It seems likely that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and in strange UFO-like feeding posture.Thanks @Caseywdunn for info @wamuseum @GeoscienceAus @CurtinUni @Scripps_Ocean pic .twitter.com / QirkIWDu6S— Schmidt Ocean (@SchmidtOcean) April 6, 2020
According to the Schmidt Ocean Research Institute, this string is large
But Apolemia is not just a flock. Each individual of Apolemia born from a single fertilized egg produces `` an individual that spreads tentacles with a neurotoxin '', `` an individual that digests prey '', `` an individual that guttates seawater for migration '' `` Sperm and eggs They perform roles such as 'reproductive individuals' and fuse their bodies to a high degree like a single creature. On top of that, as in this video, he swirls the sea in a swirl-like shape and catches fish and crustaceans that become feed.
Rebecca Helm, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, commented on Apolemia, 'Millions of clones are linked together to form colonies. The role of colonies is divided into more than 10 types. , Each individual is specialized for a particular role. '
Some of the clones specialize in catching prey. Their slender bodies hang with a single long tentacle dangling like a hook-studded fishing line.Like the frilled tentacles of another siphonophore pictured below ...— Open Ocean Exploration (@RebeccaRHelm) April 6, 2020
(pic: @SchmidtOcean https://t.co/UIJt6aLSNn ) pic.twitter.com/7nDOKFqSUZ
In order for so many individuals to behave like a single creature, they need to communicate with each other by sharing information and transmitting instructions, but Brown University, who was interviewed by Wired , an IT news site , According to oceanographer Stephen Sievert, 'It is a mystery how each individual communicates.'
According to Helm, most of the Apolemia found so far are 20cm at most 1m long. On the other hand, the Apolemia discovered this time is estimated to reach a diameter of 49 feet (approximately 15 m) and a total length of 154 feet (approximately 47 m) only in the part captured in the image. This is comparable to an 11-story high-rise building and is well above the blue whale's 34m record.
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'The overall length of the creature seems to be much longer than the one captured here,' said Logan Mockbanting, a spokesman for the Schmidt Institute for Marine Research. According to reports, the total length can reach about 120m. ' The Schmidt Institute for Ocean Research is currently waiting for the results of external confirmation to confirm the measurements.
Helm says of Apolemia's age: 'Deep-sea creatures grow terribly slowly, so it is difficult to pinpoint their age accurately, but probably not for decades to hundreds of years. I wonder? '
`` This expedition to explore the Ningaloo shores in western Australia will be a great opportunity to shed light on the unknown biodiversity of the area, '' said Nerida Wilson of the Western Australian Museum, who heads the research team. Talking and motivated to make further discoveries.