Underwater “Spaghetti Monster” Filmed by Oil Crew

The Flying Spaghetti Monster may not be a myth after all: A BP oil crew off the coast of Angola videotaped a strange-looking sea creature some 4,000 feet underwater with a remotely operated underwater vehicle, or ROV. The animal, whose proper name is Bathyphysa conifer, looks like a bowl of spaghetti noodles dumped upside down. Researchers identified it as a siphonophore, one of a group of "colonial animals" related to jellyfish and corals. Colonial animals are made up of many different multicellular organisms. Bathyphysa conifer uses its arm-like appendages — or spaghetti — to catch food. — Read it at Live Science

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