Divers Encounter Strange Deep-Sea Worm Over 26 Feet Long

These two divers found themselves dwarfed by a deep-sea worm measuring more than 26 feet long and made up of hundreds of thousands of organisms. Longtime friends Steve Hathaway, 56, and Andrew Buttle, 48, were diving off the coast of Whakaari, the stratovolcano on White Island, New Zealand, when they discovered the gelatinous worm. The worm can be seen moving delicately through the water, occasionally shuddering and pulsating whilst the divers swim gently around it so not to disturb it.