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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 04:46 AM
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Not a week goes by on ATS when i don't seen an amazingly beautiful picture of creatures from all over the world, now i know there was a thread a while back on sea slugs but it looks like that was a different kind. This one has a coolness to it that is on a whole other level!








This tiny creature has gotten a fair bit of attention lately because of one simple reason: It’s absolutely crazy-looking. At first glance, it resembles a Pokémon or character from Final Fantasy more closely than a real biological animal. But the Glaucus atlanticus sea slug—commonly known as the blue sea slug or blue dragon—is indeed a genuine species. And if you swim in the right places off of South Africa, Mozambique or Australia, you just might find one floating upside down, riding the surface tension of the water’s surface.

Source: Picture of the Week: Atlanticus Pokemon, er, Sea Slug


You'd almost think that little fella was a piece of jewellery or something handcrafted.


What is fascinating about this is that it has the ability to suck out the toxins from much larger species without harm to itself, then is able to use that against others.

Beautiful though.


CX.




posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:01 AM
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I wonder what it tastes like?


CX

posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by BrianDamage
I wonder what it tastes like?


Best of luck with that one....i have a feeling you'd only do it the once.


CX.


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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:11 AM
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Beautiful! S&F!!

Seaslugs have amazing colours and shapes:


Nudibranch

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Nembrotha kubaryana
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headshield sea slug
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Sacoglossan Sea Slug
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Pinkish Blue Dorid Nudibranch, or Sea Slug, Hypselodoris Bullocki
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CX

posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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Thanks for those...amazing colours!


CX.



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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God makes fantastic creatures to populate this world. Take care of it



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:54 AM
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Amazing! Now genetically modify it to make it 1000x larger so i can ride it!
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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:55 AM
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It almost looks like a tiny dragon (at least what I think a tiny dragon might look like) sitting right in the palm of that guy's hand!!

I can hear Bugs Bunny now, saying "I want to love it, and hug it, and name it George!"


I hope nobody decides to make shoes out of it....
J/K

S&F! Thanks for sharing it!
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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
God makes fantastic creatures to populate this world. Take care of it


Evolution makes even better ones


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posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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God created the natural laws of the universe that enable evolution to happen. Without it, there would be no evolution



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
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God created the natural laws of the universe that enable evolution to happen. Without it, there would be no evolution


No he didn't. Trevor the celestial squid did it. God doesn't exist!

IRM :shk:



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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The Abominable Snowman said that about Bugs. However, Bugs DID say that at one point in the show, but the line was largely given to Snowman.

Also, who cares about evolution/god, quit being evangelical and just let people live. Cripes you people.



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Due to its DRAGON resemblance I LOVE IT
very cool find OP. just goes to show the beauties nature can provide. The ability to intake toxins from a host may be helpful in the medical field if there was someway to use them and not harm them..
nice



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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So cool.

Looks like something out of Avatar! I would like a cat-sized one for a pet.



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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I want one!....Shut up and take my money.



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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just imagine, if we could see in a better color spectrum, this would would be like heaven


very nice thread



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Some of the snails on earth i have see are the most beautiful and exotic creatures ever
and there is so many different kind .. each one is a real Picasso of pure art



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Looks like New pokemon to me

andra raden!



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan

Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
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God created the natural laws of the universe that enable evolution to happen. Without it, there would be no evolution


No he didn't. Trevor the celestial squid did it. God doesn't exist!

IRM :shk:


I thought it was the spaghetti monster.


Anyway, truly beautiful.



posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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