Natural underwater slinky

We don’t use the phrase “Just when I thought I had seen it all” because stories like this one are being shared around the globe:

Divers just found a giant natural slinky on the Great Barrier Reef

This tube-like structure measures over 2.4 metres (8 feet) in length was identified byJames Cook University’s Dr Blake Spady as the egg tube of the Diamondback Squid. The squid, which itself is around 2 metres in length, can lay over 40,000 eggs in one ‘slinky’. Sadly, she dies afterwards.