An incredible tubular creature known as the ‘unicorn of the sea’ has been spotted floating off the coast of Port Douglas, creating a spectacular underwater vista while also perplexing divers.
Jay Wink of ABC Scuba Diving spotted the strange creature and snapped a photo, later posting it to Facebook asking ‘can anyone name the pink thing?’.
He found it floating in the sea while diving off the coast of Port Douglas, Queensland.
The creature is called a pyrosome, and is a collection of thousands of tiny creatures known as zooids grouped together in a jelly-like body.
They are commonly known as ‘sea pickles’ or the ‘unicorn of the sea’ due to their improbable and mysterious nature.
The three-metre long cylinder-like being with its illuminating flashes of blue and pink made for a captivating sight under the sea.
Mr Wink told Daily Mail Australia seeing the pyrosome was ‘pretty unusual’.