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VIDEO: Eerie headless chicken monster in Chilean sea sends chills down internet

Headless chicken monster's body is coated in tiny white dots giving it almost human heart-like appearance

By Web Desk
February 21, 2024

A research vessel was piloted into the sapphire depths by scientists from their ship off the coast of Chile lasting for about an hour until a white-ish blob appeared in the distance. 

As the submersible approached, the shopping bag impostor transformed into a shimmering monster with a flesh-coloured appearance, according to Miami Herald.

Schmidt Ocean Institute announced on February 7 that it was a "headless chicken monster," or deep-sea cucumber, Enypniastes eximia.

The institution stated that the reason deep-sea cucumbers got their moniker is because they look like "a chicken prepped and ready to be roasted." 

The "headless chicken monster" is seen in a video. Its body is coated in tiny white dots that give it a bedazzled appearance, giving it an almost human heart-like appearance. 

In addition, it moves by raising and lowering a flap over one end of its body that resembles a parachute.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that deep-sea cucumbers may swim for "short periods of time," in contrast to the more well-known worm-shaped sea cucumbers. 

According to Logan Mock-Bunting, an institute spokeswoman, deep-sea cucumbers are found all over the world and are sighted “fairly often” during Schmidt Ocean's research dives, as per McClatchy News.

“This one was very unusual as it appears to be covered in hydroid or jelly polyps, and that is something I have never seen before,” Mock-Bunting said.

Polyps are a component of the life cycle of hydroids, a related group of creatures that includes jellyfish. The animals go through the polyp stage before they become recognisable as adults.