Incredible footage shows the moment a diver encounters a ghostly eel-like creature that is almost totally transparent.
Experts are divided over the bizarre seabeast spotted by Amy Wainman, 36, off Simon's Town near Cape Town in South Africa.
In Amy's footage, the creature is seen undulating through the water, its transparent body seemingly devoid of any organs.
The diver said the 'amazing, magical' creature was unlike anything she'd ever seen.
Incredible footage shows the moment Amy Wainman, 36, encounters a ghostly eel-like creature with an almost completely transparent body off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa's Western Cape
'When I first saw it, it almost looked like some floating plastic,' she said. 'But then it started swimming. It was like a dancing, clear ribbon.
'I had no idea what it was, I had never even seen a picture of one before.'
Some experts have suggested that the footage shows an eel larva.
Bradley Stevens, a retired marine science professor, formerly of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, said it seemed to be at the end of its larval stage.
He said: 'Its size and location suggest that it is