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Nihoa
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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80aTGbKO6Dw

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

Whiterabbitrage
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....

hogfanreefer
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.

Betta132
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.

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

signal_4
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

tkeracer619
02/08/2015, 12:48 PM
hah thats cool

coral102
02/27/2015, 05:29 PM
So cute! :lol:

Lmax8rn
02/27/2015, 05:35 PM
Really awesome little creature, thanks for sharing!