A single zooid is about the size of a grain of rice, but conjoined together, these colonies can make the creature about 60 feet long and wide enough for a human to fit in, , a non-profit ocean conservation organization.
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In 2018, , and Boothe said she heard recently a diver took a photo of themselves riding one.
Boothe said recent storms in the south Pacific Ocean have created those strong ocean currents to where hundreds of people have spotted pyrosomes throughout the Oregon coast.
Boothe said scientists are still trying to understand the impact pyrosomes appearing so far north have by appearing in the north.