Video: 'Flying spaghetti monster' filmed underwater

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A bizarre marine creature has been caught on film off the Angola coast.

Nicknamed the 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' the weird animal in the video below is actually a Siphonophore — a group which also includes corals and jellyfish. It has been identified as a specimen of Bathyphysa conifera by experts at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

The rare footage was shot by a team from BP which was carrying out routine operations using a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) at a depth of 1325 metres.

 

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