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MARINE   18 October 2008, 12:21AM

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Giant Firesalp emerges from the depths

Recenty on an excursion with Diveworks Charters at White Island this strange creature surfaced near the vessel, appearing to writhe like a giant sea serpent initial fears were put to rest when closer examination revealed a tubular makeup with a rough carpet like texture. A firesalp is in fact a multitude of marine organisms all linked and feeding as they drift through the ocean. Firesalps of this size appear to be quite rare. INDEX