Sea snails scavenging dead jellyfish

Sea snails scavenging dead jellyfish

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Credit: DR NEIL OVERY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sea snails scavenging dead jellyfish. Finger plough shells (Bullia digitalis) eating a dead Portuguese man o' war (blue bottle, Physalia physalis) jellyfish on a beach. Finger plough shells are marine gastropod molluscs that scavenge on dead animals. They can pick up the scent of decaying animal matter from a large distance away and converge from all directions to feed. The Portuguese man o' war is not a true jellyfish, but a marine hydrozoan siphonophore colony. Photographed in Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa.

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