glaucus atlanticus facts

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"Blue Ocean Slug"
glaucus atlanticus facts

Scientific Name: Glaucus Atlanticus

Commonly found: Southern Pacific

Length up to 10 inches.

Description:

It has 2 types of camouflage; on the sea surface, its blue topside provides protection from birds above, while its sliver subsurface hides it from predatory fish looking up from below. They have a sting deadly enough to take down other venomous marine creatures like the Portuguese man o' war and can ingest then transports the toxic weapons internally to the ends of its own appendages for self defense
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