A diver has managed to capture rare footage of a bizarre underwater creature swimming in the ocean.

Professional diver, Els van den Eijnden, from the Netherlands, spotted the Feather Star on a dive in Thailand.

Although the crinoids – also known as sea lilies – are commonplace, they are usually attached to rocks or coral.

But in Els’s rare footage, the creature appears to have been knocked from its base and has to swim.

The unusual movements mean that Els’s video clip has now gone viral.
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