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'Headless chicken monster' filmed for first time in Southern Ocean waters

A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber, known as a “headless chicken monster”, has been filmed in Southern Ocean waters off East Antarctica for the first time.

The unusual creature, officially named Enypniastes eximia, has only ever been filmed before in the Gulf of Mexico.

It was discovered using an underwater camera system developed for commercial long-line fishing by the Australian Antarctic Division.