This is the internal shell of spirula spirula, a cephalopod mollusc, or the ram’s horn squid. The live squid is rarely seen as it lives in the deep ocean; we only see its internal buoyancy organ. Today was green, grey and foamy.
Marine pelagic gastropod, creates a buoyant raft and floats in the blue layer. The most beautiful purple-blue. (No relation to Molina Molina by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
I usually post these under the infinite8horizons menu, but today had sky, sea, waves, rain, colour, and detail, so I thought I’d post it here for a change. This is the skeleton of porpita porpita or the blue button, not a true jellyfish but a colony animal like the bluebottle. Thanks to the Queensland Museum […]
Caught my eye for closer inspection. Some are scanned from old diapositives, some taken with mobile phones, all are compressed for this site.
Flight and stranding of a different kind