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I keep reblgging deep-sea fish all night long.
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Aplustrum amplustre | ©Kévin Bourdon   (Ile de la Reunion)
The commonly known as Pink Bubble, Swollen Bubble, Royal paper bubble, Ship’s flag shell or Swollen bubble, is a marine snail of the species Hydatina amplustre, Syn. Aplustrum amplustre (Gastropoda - Aplustridae), widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.
This species is easily recognized by its thin, strongly inflated shell marked with broad flesh-colored bands outlined in black. The animal is translucent cream and too large to fit in the shell [source].
Hydatina amplustre is a nocturnal species and vision is not the most important sense, so the two black spots you see in the photo are the ocelli, the visual organs that only distinguish light and dark.

libutron:

Aplustrum amplustre | ©Kévin Bourdon   (Ile de la Reunion)

The commonly known as Pink Bubble, Swollen Bubble, Royal paper bubble, Ship’s flag shell or Swollen bubble, is a marine snail of the species Hydatina amplustre, Syn. Aplustrum amplustre (Gastropoda - Aplustridae), widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

This species is easily recognized by its thin, strongly inflated shell marked with broad flesh-colored bands outlined in black. The animal is translucent cream and too large to fit in the shell [source].

Hydatina amplustre is a nocturnal species and vision is not the most important sense, so the two black spots you see in the photo are the ocelli, the visual organs that only distinguish light and dark.

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Category: Invertebrates You have been warned Alex Mustard (United Kingdom)
When Alex went diving in the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, he was on a mission to celebrate the smaller sea creatures. Equipped with a new high-magnification lens, he encountered this variable neon nudibranch (sea slug) crawling across the seabed. Less than 2 centimetres (an inch) long, with green gills on its back and orange mouthparts, it has orange, feather-like rhinophores that it uses to ‘smell’ out its prey – sea squirts. It incorporates distasteful chemicals from the sea squirts’ skin into a slimy mucus and uses neon colours to warn predators that it tastes bad. Alex wanted an eye-level view of this unforgettable mollusc. But even with a small aperture, it was a challenge: there was little depth of field (amount in focus) and the subject was moving – and a slug’s pace under magnification is surprisingly fast.

Picture: Alex Mustard/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 (via Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 - Telegraph)

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Category: Invertebrates
You have been warned
Alex Mustard (United Kingdom)

When Alex went diving in the Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi, he was on a mission to celebrate the smaller sea creatures. Equipped with a new high-magnification lens, he encountered this variable neon nudibranch (sea slug) crawling across the seabed. Less than 2 centimetres (an inch) long, with green gills on its back and orange mouthparts, it has orange, feather-like rhinophores that it uses to ‘smell’ out its prey – sea squirts. It incorporates distasteful chemicals from the sea squirts’ skin into a slimy mucus and uses neon colours to warn predators that it tastes bad. Alex wanted an eye-level view of this unforgettable mollusc. But even with a small aperture, it was a challenge: there was little depth of field (amount in focus) and the subject was moving – and a slug’s pace under magnification is surprisingly fast.

Picture: Alex Mustard/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 (via Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 - Telegraph)