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Pyrosome Bloom | Nautilus Live

Blizzard of Pyrosomes

Blizzards of pyrosomes swirl around the ROVs as we enter the first few hundred feet of the water column. Made up of thousands of individual clones, these colonial tunicates are also commonly known as "sea pickles" or "fire bodies," thanks to their flashy blue-green bioluminescent displays.