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Atlantic Glaucus

Glaucus atlanticus

Description:

An amazing nudibranch that feeds off of physalia (blue bottles and man o wars) by floating upside down on the surface of the water.

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37 Comments (1–25)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 5 years ago

Thanks mate

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

What an amazing looking critter. great images Scott.

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

They do acquire stinging cells from their prey (blue bottles) but dont seem to be very strong. I never had a problem when they washed against my legs or hands.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

@Scott-are the spines poisonous?

It is such a lovely creature!!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Thanks, wish I found them more often

yeskay
yeskay 7 years ago

Superb spotting!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Awesome..

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 7 years ago

looks really different compared to other sea life I've seen
still cool though

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Sounds like its time for a vacation Daniel

Daniel Rowson
Daniel Rowson 7 years ago

What I would give to see one of these in the wild! Lovely :)

honeydogleo
honeydogleo 7 years ago

Cool!:)

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Thanks

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 7 years ago

Beautiful creature. Great spotting Scott!

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 7 years ago

Cool!

Neilen Joyce
Neilen Joyce 7 years ago

And people go out to space to look for aliens and extraterrestrial life...They should join Project Noah. Incredible creature!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Thanks so much, lovely animal, wish I had my good camera for it though, oh well

drP
drP 7 years ago

Good golly! It doesn't even look real. Amazing.

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Beautiful series of photos! And what an incredible looking creature!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

No worries, thanks

IreneMys
IreneMys 7 years ago

amazing!!! thank you 4 sharing

anand
anand 7 years ago

Otherworldly!

notsoclosetnerd1
notsoclosetnerd1 7 years ago

Amazing! This is one of my very favorite species. Thanks so much for sharing!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Thanks. They will actually take the stinging cells from their prey and use them for their own defense.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Incredible!

ScottHarte
Spotted by
ScottHarte

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Dec 13, 2012
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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