The sea is full of mysterious creatures that are peculiar looking and often surprise us all. However, one particular sea creature from Australia is gaining all the attention for its shape which is representative of a human penis. The penis shaped sea creature found in the ocean off Australia is called as a peanut worm, and the pictures of this bizarre sea creature are spreading like a wildfire on the internet. The peanut worm is shaped like the male sex organ. However, scientists have clarified that it is not the penis worm, mainly because it contracts into the shape of a peanut when threatened.

According to reports, scientists have phallic looking ‘peanut worm’ that looks like a floating penis in the Australian coast and the discover was made by a team of 58 scientists from Australia and around the world, during a month-long exploration on a vessel aptly named the Investigator. The scientists said that despite its penis-like shape, the sea creature is being called a peanut worm and can reproduce sexually as well as asexually.

Dr Tim O’Hara who is the Chief Scientist and senior curator of the Marine Invertebrates from Museums Victoria explained that the discovery was made in an expedition that was trying to locate and identify unique sea creatures from Australia that were never seen before. “The abyss is the largest and deepest habitat on the planet, covering half the world’s oceans and one-third of Australia’s territory, but it remains the most unexplored environment on Earth,” he said.

In addition to this weird discovery, the scientists and researchers also found other peculiar living beings of the sea including giant sea spiders, a blob fish and carnivorous sponges. While the other discoveries are marveling, people cannot get over the penis like sea creature. This is not the first time that the unique looking sea creatures have been discovered in the Australian coast. Recently a conjoined porpoise was also caught in the Australian waters and the pictures of the weird looking sea creature went viral on the social media.