What is this?

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  1. squidly

    squidly Larval Mass Registered

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    I caught this in the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola, Florida about a year ago and took these pics before I released it. He was just swimming along maybe six feet from the shore. I think it is related to cephalopods, but I figured you guys would know what it is even if it isn't. Personally, I am inclined to think it is a sea angel, but, hey, that is for the professionals to decide. Haha. Thanks!
     

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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    looks like a Jellyfish or Man-o-war
     
  3. L8 2 RISE

    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    It's probably a nudibranch
     
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    robyn Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I would guess Clione (sea angel)
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I vote for Clione!
     
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    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    oh yeah! I agree. i forgot about those.
     
  7. squidly

    squidly Larval Mass Registered

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    I really appreciate all of your opinions. The curiosity of what it is has always annoyed me, and I'm glad to finally have a real name for it instead of just an amatuer guess.
     

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