A MYSTERIOUS creature was spotted by two underwater divers near an ancient volcano off New Zealand, as video of the 26-foot-long worm-like shapeshifting 'creature' went viral.
Divers came across a mysterious and bizarre 26-foot-long sea creature that shifted its shape as it moved through the water. Incredible footage of the 'creature' stunned online viewers, who were captivated by how close the divers were able to get to it. Steve Hathaway and Andrew Buttle were diving in waters off the volcanic White Island, near New Zealand in October when they encountered the bizarre sighting.
In the video, the hollow, worm-like creature can be seen moving slowly through the water, at times shuddering and pulsating in waves.
Mr Hathaway and Mr Buttle were quick to identify the hollow creature as a pyrosome - a wormlike structure which serves as a colony of tiny sea organisms.
The rare creature is made up of hundreds of thousands of smaller organisms.
According to the Washington Post, scientists often refer to the creature as “bizarre unicorns of the sea” because of its bioluminescent glow and mysterious features.