Alien-like winged serpents washed up on Sydney’s shorelines
Sydney shorelines have been invade with alien-like mythical serpents which are as hurtful as bluebottle jellyfish.
Deemed the blue winged serpents of the sea, the peculiar animals look like something from the movies.
Found washed up at Freshwater shoreline what’s more, Twist Twist shoreline in Sydney’s north, the blue sea slugs, or, on the other hand glaucus atlanticus, shocked onlookers.
Although the flawless animals look welcoming to touch, specialists have cautioned the slugs could give possibly unsafe stings.
Australian Museum’s Melissa Murray told 7 News the fascinating ocean animals were part of the blue bottle family.
‘They’re totally beautiful,’ she said.
The blue winged serpent slugs wash up on Sydney shorelines each year, be that as it may bite the dust once they hit the shore.
‘The glaucus atlanticus regularly has appendages in its system. On the off chance that another animal tries to eat it they utilize the arms as a protection mechanism,’ Ms Murray said.
‘So in the event that you do see one, don’t pick it up with your hands. Utilize a pail with water instead.’
What are they?
Blue Sea Slugs, or, on the other hand glaucus atlanticus, are little ocean slugs that live in the ocean.
The blue sea slugs are part of the ‘blue tide’ gathering of creatures which incorporates bluebottle jellyfish.
What do they eat?
Feasting on a few of the most noxious jam angle in the ocean, the blue winged serpents appear to support the lethal Portuguese man o’war.
The blue slugs take the harm from the jellyfish it is eating what’s more, stores it to utilize against predators.
How huge are they?
The rarely-seen blue winged serpents developed up to three centimeters long.
Where are they found?
The superb looking slugs live in warm, tropical waters what’s more, take after the current which takes off them being washed up on shore at times.
Are they fatal to humans?
People are prompted not to touch the blue ocean slugs since they may get a excruciating sting.
The sting could be possibly dangerous.