View Full Version : Mystery creature from Fiji

01/17/2015, 11:10 PM
Someone might know what this thing is. Seen on a dive in Kadavu, Fiji. The vid starts following along behind the critter and then turns nice and blurry just when it comes in closer. Not the best vid but to summarise some of the features I see:

-translucent with spotting (obvs)
-long appendage underneath somewhat like a tail
-large fin middle of the back that provides most of the propulsion
-eyes are close together on top
-some sort of appendage coming off the top. very fine, difficult to see

I don't even know where to start guessing what it may be. Thoughts?


01/18/2015, 02:20 PM
It is a heterpod or sea elephant for those who might have also been wondering.

01/18/2015, 02:33 PM
This is the weirdest creature I've seen. Thank you for sharing the video and for telling what it is. I'm going to go research this bugger....

01/18/2015, 05:08 PM
Super cool video! It almost seemed like it was following your dive buddy! Must have been a drift dive.

01/18/2015, 06:11 PM
Oh, that's one of those things that was in the news awhile ago. A fisherman pulled one up and basically just went "***".
That is COOL.

01/21/2015, 12:47 PM
What a cool, strange looking creature

02/04/2015, 12:36 AM
Cool... headed for Fiji on Thursday and gonna do a bunch of dives ... ill be sure to look for it

02/08/2015, 12:48 PM
hah thats cool

02/27/2015, 05:29 PM
So cute! :lol:

02/27/2015, 05:35 PM
Really awesome little creature, thanks for sharing!