The pyrosome elegantly floats throughout the ocean like a silky wind sock. And it's alive. This unique creature is actually many-the pyrosome is actually colony made up of a thousand or so individuals creatures called zooids, which physically connect to each other. This colony works together in order to propel itself in a giant group through the ocean. The zooids in a pyrosome can range in size, and can be as small as a penny and as large as several meters long. Zooids are unique in that they can clone themselves in order to create these huge pyrosomes.
The Pyrosome Is The Wind Sock Of The Sea
Key Facts In This Video
A pyrosome is a giant, sock-like, deep sea creature. 00:04
A pyrosome is made up of a colony of a thousand or so individual zooids. 00:19
Pyrosomes are bioluminescent. 01:37
Written by Curiosity Staff November 24, 2015
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily