Ocean Oddball With Alien Shopping Bag Has Sparkly Cheetos For Guts

Resembling an alien shopping bag with guts made of shiny Cheetos, a strange creature took center stage in new footage captured by a remotely operated vehicle deep in the Pacific Ocean.

Gliding through the sea at a depth of about 7,221 feet (2,201 meters), the ocean oddball – actually an unknown species of sea cucumber – showed its entrails in the new clip, taken in March by an ROV exploring part of the Pacific Remote. Islands Marine National Monument southeast of Honolulu. The ROV was gliding over an uncharted seamount at Kingman Reef and Palmyra Atoll when operators spotted the creature, said Megan Cook, director of education and outreach for The Ocean Exploration Trust. live nautilus.

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