Image: Sea Butterfly, Pteropod

Sea Butterfly, Pteropod

Sea Butterfly, Pteropod

Photographer:
Peter Parks
Rights:
© Image Quest 3-D

Notes

Pteropods are tiny, free-swimming marine snails which have developed two wing-like flaps in place of the large muscular foot of most snails. They beat these ‘wings’ constantly to remain near the surface of the ocean.

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