Alien shopping-bag ocean weirdo has brilliant Cheetos for the guts

Resembling an alien shopping bag with guts made of shiny Cheetos, a bizarre creature has taken center stage in new footage captured by a remote-controlled vehicle deep in the Pacific Ocean.

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

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