Bizarre ‘headless chicken sea monster’ filmed swimming off Antarctica for first time

The sea cucumber has been nicknamed the "headless chicken sea monster" (photo: The Mirror)

A bizarre sea creature known as the “headless chicken sea monster” has been filmed swimming in frigid waters off Antarctica for the first time, reports The Mirror.


Researchers were thrilled after an underwater camera captured the deep-sea swimming sea cucumber in the Southern Ocean.

The video was recently recorded off East Antarctica – the first time the creature – which has a transparent body – has been filmed off the continent.

Until now, the webbed creature had only been filmed swimming in warmer waters in the Bahamas.