Skip to comments.Elusive sea cucumber dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' is caught on film [tr]
Posted on 10/22/2018 6:28:08 AM PDT by C19fan
A rare deep-sea creature dubbed the 'headless chicken monster' has been filmed for the first time by Australian researchers.
The elusive Enypniastes eximia sea cucumber, which is usually only found in the Gulf of Mexico, was spotted in the Southern Ocean in the East Antarctic using camera technology developed by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).
'Some of the footage we are getting back from the cameras is breathtaking, including species we have never seen in this part of the world,' AAD Program leader Dr Dirk Welsford said.
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I think this reporter is taking the creature's nickname a little too literally.
I need to see a
“ Headless Chicken Monster!”
Won’t be on MY menu. Cucumbers give me gas.
Sea cucumbers DO NOT taste just like chicken. I tried it once (though not the headless chicken variety) at the insistence of a Chines co-worker. It has the texture of beef tendon with a slight ammonia smell and not much flavor to speak of.
Sea cucumbers have an interesting self-defense strategy: if they are being pursued by a predator, they jettison their guts. The predator then busies itself with the guts while the animal escapes. It later regrows another set of guts.
‘headless chicken monster’
We usually just call ‘em “liberals” in these parts.
Cool video, interesting looking critter.
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