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Glaucus

Glaucus

(Science: marine biology) a genus of nudibranchiate mollusks, found in the warmer latitudes, swimming in the open sea. These mollusks are beautifully coloured with blue and silvery white.

Origin: L, sea green.


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Washed up on the beach, What is this?

It is a Glaucus atlanticus or the close relative Glaucilla marginata. It's quite normal for it to be upside down as that is how they float around in the ocean. Beautiful creature. Good thing you didn't start handling it. They ...

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by Slipshod
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Washed up on the beach, What is this?
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