Glaucus Atlanticus sea slug

  • metta

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    Apr 12, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Glaucus Atlanticus sea slug

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    "The Glaucus Atlanticus Sea Slug may look like something out of a Final Fantasy game, but this tiny creature is all too real and can pack a nasty sting! It is one of the few creatures able to feed on P. physalis or the Portuguese Man o'War due to an inherent immunity to it's toxic nematocysts. After ingestion, G. Atlanticus collects the venom in specialized sacs or cnidosacs that lie on the tips of thin feather-like fingers on its body. Because this venom is stored, it can eventually be even more powerful than the original toxin from the Man o' War itself."

    http://imgur.com/Jwmxm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaucus_atlanticus
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    Its fascinating!
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Then why it it being held in someone's bare hand?
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    IT'S SO PRETTY I WANNA SMASH IT WITH A MALLET
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Seems wrong to call something so beautiful a "slug".
  • danielvn

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    Apr 12, 2012 5:48 AM GMT
    It looks cool. thanks for the info icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    Sea slugs are just mesmerising!

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    google image!
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    THEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidTHEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL


    You suck!
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Ariodante saidTHEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL


    You suck!


    :3
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Ariodante saidTHEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL

    You suck!

    He wants to know what sea-slug bacon tastes like.
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:58 AM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    GreenHopper said
    Ariodante saidTHEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL

    You suck!

    He wants to know what sea-slug bacon tastes like.


    mmmmm...sea pork...
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    wooooooow beautiful! Really i thought it were fake!
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:27 AM GMT
    wooooooow beautiful! Really i thought it were fake!
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    GreenHopper said
    Ariodante saidTHEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY I WANT TO THROW A TOASTER INTO THE OCEAN AND FRY THEM ALL


    You suck!


    :3


    *hugs*

    but you still suck!
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    Tolerant of venom they may be but unfortunately as delicate as they lOok when it comes to water quality. Anything less than pristine and many of these species will keel over.
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    @greenhopper - apparently Ariodante sucks like a high powered Hoover! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    ozgreenguy said@greenhopper - apparently Ariodante sucks like a high powered Hoover! icon_lol.gif


    I see my men's room wall blitz campaign has yielded wide-spread desirable reputation!
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:20 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThen why it it being held in someone's bare hand?
    That's what I was wondering.
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:37 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    Scruffypup saidSeems wrong to call something so beautiful a "slug".
    My sentiments exactly.


    The real pretty and famous ones are usually more specifically called "nudibranchs" (though that does not cover ALL the pretty sea slugs.. there are also non-pretty sea slugs)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudibranch
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:39 AM GMT
    if Kyogre was real..and 100x smaller! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
    so many pretty ones:

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