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A small marine snail which drifts on the surface of the sea attached to a raft of bubbles. The shell is typically purple-violet and the animal emits a violet fluid when attacked.
- ‘For example, the blue fleet is a term used to describe oceanic drifters such as bluebottles and violet snails.’
- ‘Following Key Largo is the group of islands known as Islamorada, or ‘purple islands,’ named by the Spanish for their violet sea snails and purple bougainvillea.’
- ‘The ocean looks clear and the number of bluebottles, violet snails and other surface life indicates some clear oceanic water of 20°-plus has blown in close to the coast.’
- ‘‘The mild winter we have been having and strong westerly winds have been bringing all kinds of warm water visitors to our shores including the beautiful violet sea snail, by-the-wind-sailor and sea beans - the large seeds of tropical vines,’ he added.’
- ‘Specimens of the violet sea snail whose habitat is the Atlantic have been picked up at Bundoran.’
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