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What Is This Blue Creature That Washed Ashore in Australia?

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Seriously, just what is this crazy and alien-looking creature?

Facebook user Lucinda Fry posted this video online of a strange sea creature that looks like it came from some strange alien world.

While it may look like something out of the movie Avatar, this strange-looking creature is actually from earth. Fry identifies it as a Glaucus Atlanticus, or more simply, a sea slug. This particular kind of sea slug is found throughout the world’s oceans, but seems to prefer more tropical climates.

Don’t let its pretty color fool you, it packs a punch. This deadly sea creature has venom that allows it to kill and consume jellyfish, specifically the well-known Portuguese Man O’ War. This species normally lives out at sea, but on occasion washes up on beaches, as is shown here.

So now you know, if you ever come across one: it’s not an alien. It’s simply another wonder of nature. It sure is pretty-looking, but don’t pick it up because they can pack quite a sting.

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What Is This Blue Creature That Washed Ashore in Australia?