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Daily Mirror UK

What is it? Weird glowing blue sea creature that eats jellyfish washes up on Australian beach

Sylke Rohrlach/Flickr Blue glaucus aka Blue Dragon
Blue glaucus aka Blue Dragon

A strange and seldom-seen sea creature has made a rare public appearance.

This is the Blue Dragon – or glaucus atlanticus – which was caught on camera after washing up on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The bizarre-looking creature is in fact a sea slug, and feeds on blue bottle jellyfish – otherwise known as Portugese Man O’ War.

While the jellyfish has a powerful sting that can severely injure humans, the Blue Dragon is unaffected by the venom.

In fact, the Blue Dragon packs a fairly nasty sting of its own.

 

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