The Delicate Sea Angel

A small floating sea slug, clionidae or “sea angels” are ferocious little predators that hunt the “sea butterfly,” Limacina helicina.

When tasty sea butterflies get close, sea angels shoot out tentacles, grasp the prey with hooks and extract the body completely out of the shell to swallow it whole. Incidentally, this is also how my brother Benny feeds.

A clione shows a limacina what’s what.

Two clionidae try to pretend that they are not mucus hungry snail murderers.


  1. #1 Zelly
    February 10, 2009

    Let’s see if anyone else is nerdy enough to name the music that plays.

  2. #2 SadPerson
    February 11, 2009

    I don’t know about the music, but I do know that there is porn of it.

    Did you know that the angelfish vagina is on the back of the head and lined with teeth ?

    Me neither, but I had to learn through, surprisngly well drawn, pictures and you only through words.

    Count yourself lucky.

  3. #3 bursa evden eve nakliyat
    February 14, 2009

    the delicate sea angel

  4. #4 bursa evden eve nakliyat
    February 14, 2009

    the delicate sea

  5. #5 taupo
    February 16, 2009

    I know this music! It’s from Miyazaki masterpiece Nausicäa of the valley of the wind, (Music by Joe Hisaichi). Score!

  6. #6 sea angel lover
    February 27, 2009

    lol, in the 2nd movie, there’s just a random sea angel coiled up and floating around at the start!

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