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This rare photo shows a Muddy Argonaut, a.k.a. Paper Nautilus, Argonauta hians, grasping a jellyfish while feeding on a Comb Jelly. The Argonaut apparently uses the jellyfish to shield itself from predators. Argonauts are not true nautiluses, but rather a family of open-ocean octopuses.  Only the females produce the delicately beautiful shell, which is actually an egg case.  Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
This rare photo shows a Muddy Argonaut, a.k.a. Paper Nautilus, Argonauta hians, grasping a jellyfish while feeding on a Comb Jelly. The Argonaut apparently uses the jellyfish to shield itself from predators. Argonauts are not true nautiluses, but rather a family of open-ocean octopuses. Only the females produce the delicately beautiful shell, which is actually an egg case. Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean
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