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Images Dated 30th May 2003

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Flabellina sea slug Featured 30 May 2003 Print

Flabellina sea slug

Flabellina sea slug (Flabellina babai). A sea slug is a marine mollusc. This is a true sea slug, or nudibranch. Nudibranch means naked gill, a name referring to its external respiratory organs. This is an aeolid nudibranch that breathes through its cerata (spiky structures on its back). The cerata also serve to digest food. A nudibranch head has a pair of sensory tentacles (blue, lower left) that are called rhinophores. These sense chemicals in the water to help detect food such as other marine invertebrates. An aeolid can store stinging cells from its prey in its cerata, using them to defend itself. Photographed off Levant Island, France, in the north-western Mediterranean Sea


Computer model of Earth with cold mantle, hot core Featured 30 May 2003 Print

Computer model of Earth with cold mantle, hot core

Computer modelling of Earth's interior. This image shows convection patterns in the mantle in a model in which the core of the Earth (white) is the source of internal heat, driving convection in the mantle. The colours show temperatures between 303 Kelvin (dark blue) and 1200 Kelvin (red). The small white arrows indicate the direction and speed of movement of the surface (maximum 9mm per year). Well-developed convection currents in the mantle have created volcanic plumes and hot spots (red). This Earth was modelled by Dr John Baumgardner using a Cray Y-MP computer. Compare with E400/010

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