They found in Spain animals known as “blue dragons”. From the Oliva City Council they alerted their presence as potentially dangerous. It is a rare event that surprises experts.
The dragons seen on the beach of Las Canteras, in Gran Canaria, are small slugs marine and belong to the species glaucus atlanticus, a type of mollusk. Although they are only about 3 centimeters tall, their strange presence puts the authorities on alert because they can cause hives on the skin and even death.
“Important announcement. This dangerous species known as ‘blue dragon’ or ‘sea butterfly’ has appeared in the beach area between Las Agujas and the Grandes Playas “, the City Council warned from its Twitter account.
These beautiful and dangerous animals have six limbs and “fly” over water. mollusks that exchange their shell for poisonous protection and inhabit the oceans Atlantic, Pacific and Indian.
When moving through the water, blue dragons they leave a striking flash of that color. They are the natural predators of an animal similar to jellyfish. By eating them they store their stinging cells from their prey and use them to defend themselves, which makes their bite painful.
According to specialists, this species does not usually attack. However, in the event that it manages to bite a person, it is recommended immediately to go to emergency.