Images of Clione limacina

Clione limacina

The Clione limacina, known as Sea Angel, is surely one of the most beautiful creatures found in the oceans. The ScubaPixel database contains 12 images of this illusive creature.



Posted on Apr 27, 2009

The sea angel is a small, pelagic marine ophistobranch in the clade Gymnosomata. This comes from Greek "gymnos" meaning "naked" and "soma" meaning "body".

The foot of the sea angels have developed into wing-like appendages and their shell is lost - both adaptations to their free-swimming oceanic lives.

» Click here to read more about sea angels at Wikipedia

Sea angels are usually found offshore, but wind and ocean currents sometimes drive them into shallower waters. They are often encountered during the winter in the southern parts of Norway.

The ScubaPixel database contains 12 images of sea angels, mainly photographed outside Kristiansand on the south coast of Norway.

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