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Sea Butterfly - Corolla spectabilis
Commonly referred to as Sea butterfly and also as Spectacular Corolla, Corolla spectabilis (Gastropoda - Thecosomata - Cymbuliidae) is a species of planktonic sea slugs, belonging to a group which are collectively called pteropods.
Corolla is characterized by having a single wing plate (those structures resembling wings), and a gelatinous internal pseudoconch which contains the visceral mass. The pseudoconch can grow to about 8cm in length in large animals, with a wing plate span of 16cm.
One of the most interesting features of these sea butterflies is their method of feeding. They produce a mucous web, many times the size of the animal and can have a diameter of about 2m, to entangle and trap planktonic food.
Photo credit: ©Arne Kuilman | Locality: Philippines (2013)
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In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare"
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