By Ellie Duncombe
Could this be the ocean’s longest sea creature? It’s definitely up there!
As the camera pans this worm-like sea cucumber, it just keeps on going – showing an extremely long sea creature.
However the enormity of the creature doesn’t seem to put off its fellow fish, when it can be seen being circled by zebra turkeyfish.
Diver Vitaly Bazarov captured this video in the Red Sea in Egypt.
Vitaly said: “Synapta maculate synaptidae is a family of sea cucumbers – they have nelongated bodies and their size varies significantly from small to quite large, they grow to five metres in length.
“They are quite active, moving by means of waves of peristaltic contractions.
“They are easy to find in the Red Sea, which is where I shot the video.
“They feed on decaying organic matter on the seabed, clearing detritus and essentially cleaning the sea.”