Mary’s Monday Metazoan: The 60 foot long jet powered animal you’ve all heard of by now

Lots of sites have been talking about this creature this weekend, so I’m late to the party…but stand in awe of the tentacular pyrosome now, if you haven’t already.

(via Deep Sea News)


  1. b. - Order of Lagomorpha says

    In most excellent cephalopod news, here in Washington, the state Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to ban the taking of the Giant Pacific Octopus in a bunch of locations. I’m hopeful that they’ll extend the ban to all locations in Washington.

  2. ChasCPeterson says

    definitely in the running for weirdest chordate.
    Ours is a pretty diverse phylum, morphoplogically I mean, as phyla go.

  3. cm's changeable moniker (quaint, if not charming) says

    (From the linked post.)

    Marine biologists? Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. ;-)

  4. Andy Groves says

    I for one welcome our new colonial tunicate overlords……. I just wish they had a better taste in music….

  5. chigau (残念ですね) says

    Andy Groves…they don’t have fingers … I bet someone else picked the music…

  6. davidnangle says

    Stupid science fiction animator! Start over. No one will believe something that weird!