Is this the world’s cutest underwater animal? Fluorescent sea slug that looks like Magic Roundabout character Ermintrude is found off coast of Bali
- The colourful sea creature was discovered in the shores of Bali by an amateur underwater photographer
- Taiwanese bank worker Lynn Wu was on a scuba diving trip in the country when photographs were taken
- Marine scientists have dubbed the critters ‘ìCostasiellaî’ for their comical googly black eyes
- The unusual species camouflages itself to ward off predators, adopting the hues of the seabed
With its googly black eyes and surprised expression, it could be mistaken for a fictional character on a children’s television show.
But this unique sea creature is very much alive, and living quietly in the shore of Bali.
Bright green with pink tips, the unusual critter was captured among other rare species in a stunning collection of underwater photographs by an amateur photographer.
Lynn Wu from Taiwan works as a bank worker but spends free time scuba diving to photograph life under water.
During a recent trip to Bali, they discovered the colourful creature and a variety of others dubbed ìCostasiellaî by marine scientists.
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The colourful creature was captured in Bali by amateur photographer Lynn Wu during a scuba diving trip to the country’s shores
At first glance, the fluorescent critter could be mistaken for a character in a children’s television programme or illustration
Others discovered during the bank worker’s trip were not quite as colourful but showed off the same googly black eyes and antennae
Another adopted a rounder shape, taking on a porcupine-like shape in a presumed bid to ward off predators on the seabed
The bright yellow creature’s antennae camouflaged to the rest of its body, showing off black, spotted tips amid the dark sea
The creature’s facial features bear resemblence to the fictional cow Ermintrude in the Magical Roundabout, illustrated above
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