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Clione limacina

Legend of the Arctic seas - the Sea Angel, tiny pteropod mollusc. Many millions of years ago, sea angels were ordinary snails, or gastropod molluscs, but evolution transformed their crawling feet into two muscular wings that powered them to swim gently in the open ocean. It's incredibly beautiful to watch them move. Sea angels are bizarre creatures that conceal a real monster inside that the angel transforms into when it preys on its relatives, the other pteropod molluscs, known as the Sea butterflies, or Limacina helicina. Sensing prey nearby, six giant tentacles emerge from its head in an instant, and the angel starts flapping its wings frantically while striving to catch its tiny victim.

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

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

White Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

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