Scientists capture video of a rare and bizarre creature known as a siphonophore

Deep-sea siphonophore
Deep-sea siphonophore

(CNN) — Take a look. We’ll bet you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

We are seeing newly-released video of a rare deep-sea creature known as a siphonophore.

This was recorded using a remote-operated submarine from the Nautilus Live project.

A siphonophore is not just one animal, it is a living colony made up of many individual organisms working together.

The creatures are related to jellies, particularly the Portuguese man o’ war, which is another kind of siphonophore.

You cam watch more video like this and live-streams from the nautilus expedition at their website,

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