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mollusk <i>Glaucus atlanticus</i>

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The mollusk Glaucus atlanticus, about the size of a quarter, was photographed in a WHOI lab after its capture off the coast of Panama in March. The mollusk hangs upside down from the surface of the water and drifts throughout the tropical oceans, maintaining buoyancy by swallowing air bubbles. (Photo by Jesús Pineda, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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