Sea Angle 海天使

43x15x60cm, 2021

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At only 4-7cm in size, this tiny, graceful swimmer is a sea slug with a gelatinous, translucent body. Commonly found in depths of over 500m in the Arctic, it flaps its adapted foot ‘wings’ to glide through the ocean. It may look cute, but it is a ferocious predator of its close relative, the sea butterfly. When feeding, the top of its head opens up and devil-like tentacles roll out, with which it devours its victim in under 2 minutes.

 

這隻體型小巧、優雅的游泳者只有4-7公分,是一種具有凝膠狀半透明身體的海蛞蝓。常見於北極超過500米深處,他拍打(適應)的腳“翅膀”在海洋中滑行。他也許看起來很可愛,但他對於其近親「海蝴蝶」,是兇猛的掠食者。進食時,他的頭頂會張開,伸出如惡魔般的觸手,在兩分鐘之內將受害者吞噬。