OCT 21, 2018 9:47 PM PDT

Rare Footage of the 'Headless Chicken Monster'

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

The headless chicken monster is actually a deep-sea swimming sea cucumber scientifically known as, Enypniastes eximia. The strange creature was seen on film in a rare footage for the first time at the Southern Ocean waters that are off East Antarctica. The footage was captured using underwater camera technology that was developed by Australian researchers.

Previously, the headless chicken monster was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico after its discovery in about 3 kilometers of water using an underwater camera system that was originally developed for commercial long-line fishing by the Australian Antarctic Division.

To see the rare footage, watch below:

 

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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