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Paper Nautilus

Argonauta hians

Description:

A male Paper Nautilus - Argonauta hians (tiny sized of less than 1 cm) hitching a ride on a tiny Jellyfish. Paper Nautilus have been know to 'ride' on other animals like Jellyfish and other floating objects like sea grass and even rubbish. When my dive guide pointed this to me, I had originally thought this to be an Octopus (which was not completely wrong since Nautilus belongs to the same Order of Octopoda) with the tentacles of the Jellyfish being tentacles of Octopus. As they moves in the water, they were synchronise like one, it was hard to tell that they were actually 2 different animals!

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5 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thank you, @Neil for your kind words and appreciation :)

Thanks too, @DrNamgyal :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

Surreal!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wow! That is seriously wild. Looks like a brain slug from Futurama. Great spotting, Albert.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Ava T-B :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

What an amazing spotting, Albert!

AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 30, 2019
Submitted on Aug 1, 2019

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