Enipniastes eximia, the “headless chicken monster”

Mesmerizing Deep-Sea ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Filmed in the Southern Ocean

Catie Keck

Filed to: Marine Conservation

Enipniastes eximia, the “headless chicken monster” Image: NOAA

 A mesmerizing deep-sea dancer by the name of Enypniastes eximia is enjoying a moment in the limelight after being filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for what officials describe as the first time in that region. The footage of the sea cucumber, which is colloquially referred to as the “headless chicken monster,” comes courtesy of new underwater camera technology being used by researchers to aid in marine conservation efforts…