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Glaucus-Atlanticus-(Typical-Names-That-Are-Usually173

  1. 1. Glaucus atlanticus (typical names that are usually used contain the examples below: sea swallow, blue glaucus, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug) is a bizzare species of medium-sized blue sea slug, a pelagic aeolid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk that is a part of the Glaucidaefamily. The sea swallow is the sole species on the genus Glaucus, however it is strongly associated with Glaucilla marginata, another member of the family Glaucidae. This specific nudibranch is pelagic, it is allocated through the world's oceans, in temperate and warm seas. Areaswhere the blue glaucus lives include the East and South Coast of South Africa, European waters, the east coast of Australia and Mozambique. The sea swallow floats upside down on the surface tension of the ocean.powerpoint templates
  2. 2. Blue glaucus Discovery The sea swallow was first found in the path ofCaptain Cook's second trip to the Pacific in HMS Resolution On thedeck of the ship had been the scientists Johann Reinhold Forster andJohann George Adam Forster (with the 2nd being the son of the 1st)whom discovered the creature in their 1777 book Sea swallowInformation The usual size of the Glaucus atlanticus is within 5 and 8 cmlength
  3. 3. The largest described length is 40 cm The blue sea slug is silverygreyish upon its dorsal section and dark-colored as well as smooth blueventrally The dorsal area, ,basically the foot and underside, has whetherblue or blue-white skin color
  4. 4. The dorsal area is completely silver-grey This skin color is an exampleof counter-shading, which provides protection by possible hunters frombelow, sides and above Experts have frequently disagreed on whether ornot blue sea slug moves by itself or relies on the wind for locomotion
  5. 5. Sea swallow Diet The blue sea slug hunts various other larger pelagiccreatures just like the following: the poisonous Portuguese Man o'War Physalia physalis the Velella velella the Porpita porpita theJanthina janthina Occasionaly blue glaucus might also becomecannibalistic organisms
  6. 6. Sea swallow Reproduction Another exciting actuality is that theblueocean slug is a hermaphroditic and oviparous animal Typically, themajority of sea slugs are usually hermaphrodites something that permitsboth slugs to create egg strings after mating has hapened
  7. 7. Sea swallows oftenly put their own eggs on driftwood and also skeletonsof their powerpoint templates victims Their male organ is huge andhooked
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