Rock Tunnel, HG/SS
Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Zhou | Blue Birds at Night by Watanabe Shotei | Pear Blossoms by Qian Xuan | Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks by Lü Ji | Plum Blossoms by Sun Long and Chen Lu | Moran Hojeopdo by Joseon | A Pair of Peacocks in Spring by Imao Keinen | Summer. Blooming wisteria and fish by Watanabe Shotei
Oxynoe antillarum, the Caulerpa sea slug.
This tiny marine gastropod is found in the Antilles (whence the specific epithet), where it consumes algæ that continue to photosynthesise in the slug’s gut. Thus each meal becomes even more nutritious after ingestion! The slug has an internal shell, and when threatened by predators it will exude an unpleasant milky substance to ward them off.
I’m still kind of obsessed with this weird ice thing we found last winter in a farmer’s field