Scientists filmed a strange creature with tentacles that they thought was a flower

Scientists filmed a strange creature with tentacles that they thought was a flower

A team of scientists noticed a strange animal on board the research vessel E/V Nautilus.

The creature has 40 cm long tentacles and the stem is almost 2 m long. According to the team, the creature resembles a very strange, freely floating flower.

He was found on July 7, at a depth of 2,994 metres near an unexplored seamount north of Johnston atoll, the U.S. and the Pacific National Wildlife Reserve.

The researchers first learned that they met Solumbellula monocephalus, which is also known as the sea handle, and it is part of the Cnidaria type, which includes jellyfish, hydro and coral.

Biologists helped to confirm that it was a sea handle, related to corals.