Monday, September 28, 2020

Rare ‘Unicorn Of The Sea’ Spotted Off Australia


Divers off Port Douglas, Australia had a rare treat when they encountered the stunning and rare Unicorn of the Sea.

According to the Daily Mail, the creature was spotted by diver Jay Wink off Port Douglas, Queensland. He posted an image of the creature on Facebook, with the question:

“Can anyone name the pink thing?”

The translucent, tubular-like creature seems at first glance to be very much like an alien creature, yet it is in fact a Pyrosome, which is floating colony of tunicates.

The creature was quite vivid in colour, although sadly according to Wink, the photos do not do it justice since they are quite translucent.

You can read the original Daily Mail report here, or check out a video of a Pyrosome below.

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Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life!


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