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A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

Say “Halo” to this Bobtail Squid that is able to mimic moonlight to avoid casting a dark shadow as it hovers above the ocean floor to hunt for food. The Bobtail Squid has symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria, Aliivibrio fisheri, that lives in the light emitting organ in the squid mantle that is able to mimic and match the brightness of the moonlight giving it a highly stealthy an halo effect protecting it from bottom dwelling predators! Read more ….here Continue reading A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid

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Transparent Nudibranch or Ghost Melibe – A Sight to Behold!

I was indeed very fortunate, elated and excited to see this nudibranch in the wild gliding over hydroids and scavenging for food. Transparent Melibe or Ghost Melibe is an amazing work of evolution.
One of the rarest nudibranchs!

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