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Naked Sea Butterfly (Clione limacina) discovered by Tclenche (#9536)

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Observed: July 25, 2017 @ 8:15 PM
Posted on: July 26, 2017 @ 6:55 PM (diff: 1 days)
Alive in shallow water in my marina, along with comb jellies and other jellyfish sea life. The marina filled with life at high tide.

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By Elijah on 11/17/2017 12:51:27 PM

Amazing sighting! Do you see them often? 

By Tclenche on 11/17/2017 6:29:17 PM

Hi Elijah. I do not see them very often at all. This is the first I have seen in years. As they eat what we call Blackberry, if you see one species, the other is usually present. I hear this was an abundant year for Blackberry, thus, the sea Butterflies should have been more plentyfull than usual.

By Elijah on 11/17/2017 8:19:58 PM

What are blackberry? Are they a type of Cnidarian or Ctenophore? 

By Tclenche on 11/18/2017 12:06:29 PM

Blackberry, like the Sea Butterfly a form of Pteropod. Blackberry, are a shelled variety, Sea Butterflies belong to the same family, but do not have a shell.

By Elijah on 11/18/2017 5:36:43 PM

I never knew that shelled pteropods could be seen in Newfoundland waters. Thanks for the info!! 

By Tclenche on 11/18/2017 7:09:53 PM

Your welcome! I never knew about the existence of nudibranchs here in Newfoundland, and I was a Scuba diver for years.

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