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Argonauta argo

A rare encounter in the Mediterranean Sea, planktonic octopus Argonauta argo, also called Paper Nautilus. After mating, the females of these octopuses produce a shell that is as thin as paper, called an eggcase. This shell functions as a brood chamber and buoyancy unit that allows the female to stay afloat effortlessly. Males do not have an eggcase and are 10 times smaller than females. They usually ride on jellyfish or other gelatinous animals where they cannot be spotted or attacked by fish and other predators.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

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Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

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