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What are they?
Sea Angels are large groups of small, swimming sea slugs, that has a scientific name of Gymnosomata. These creatures with their translucent, gelatinous skin and luminous glow almost makes them seem unearthly, but these sea angels are actually real, living in the depths of our ocean.
Habitat: Sub-sea ice polar regions like Arctic seas and also North Atlantic. Also in equatorial seas as well!
Diet: Only sea butterflies
Predator: It has no predators since it produces a molecule called pteroenone. This secretion prevents the predators from eating the sea angels.
Lifespan: They live for 1 to 2 years.
Mating/ Maturity: After mating,30-40 eggs are laid as gelatinous egg strips measuring up to 1.2 mm long. Newly hatched larvae have thimble shaped shells, but then it is shed off when they take their adult form.
Size: 1 to 2 inches long
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