Rare Footage: Mysterious Ribbon-like Creature Glides on the Ocean Floor

The ocean is a wonderland of mysteries. Humans have made considerable strides in exploring most of the waters. However, the oceans make up 71% of the earth’s surface. So, there are still a lot of things that lurk underwater that we don’t know of! Although this sea-creature that divers saw isn’t a discovery, it is fascinating!

When you think of eels, you probably think of snake-like creatures that give off electricity. However, there are a lot of different types of eels. And the ribbon eel leads an exciting life! This species of marine life begins its life as a male. Moreover, they are born black with a yellow dorsal fin. The black turns into blue when they become mature males, as we see in the clip. But at the end of their lives, they turn completely yellow, transforming into a female!

ribbon eel gliding

These ribbon eels usually make themselves at home inside cozy holes. Moreover, they stick their head out of there and patiently wait for prey to get close. So, it’s unlikely to see these eels in open waters. But when divers from Abyss Dive Center in Bali went out to the shallow sea, they saw the colorful creatures in action. And it is just glorious! You won’t be able to keep your eyes off the screen as they glide through the water! Watch the mesmerizing video below:

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