The Portuguese Man-of-War is fifty times bigger than this nudibranch… a tiny sea slug. But in this David-vs-Goliath scenario, don’t bet against the nudibranch. It can nibble away at the Man-of-War’s deadly tentacles, and use their stingers for its own defense. (x)
Maybe the late, lamented Galápagos tortoise wasn’t the end of his line, after all. A DNA shocker is spurring a hunt for living cousins.
"Genetic testing identified three males, nine females, and five juveniles (under the age of 20) with DNA from C. abingdoni. The presence of juveniles suggests that purebred specimens may exist on the island too, the researchers said.”