Friday, April 29, 2005

Friday Nudibranch Blogging



Last week, I promised Hedwig that I'd start posting the scientific names of these Monsters of the Deep.

This one is supposedly called Cadlinella ornatissima, but I suspect that it's really just a toy that some Japanese youngster accidentally dropped in the water.

13 comments:

Ellie Finlay said...

Thank you for this, Phila. I look forward to nudibranch blogging every week and always send it to my administrative assistant who takes most of the pictures I use for my own cat blogging.

Know you're really appreciated!

ZoeJ said...

Yay! Another great nudibranch! I look forward to this all week!

kent said...

Wow, simply astonishing.

Words fail.

Speechless said...

Not to change the subject, but, I was looking for a brilliant post you had up earlier-- yesterday? This morning? Can't recall, something on the collective delusion of a "new reality" and a letter from Einstein to Freud which made the point of how some will take capitalize on the terrors of many at the risk of world peace and stablity. Did I dream that I saw that post here Phila, or did you yank it off for some reason?

Blogger is tres bizarre of course (for the last two weeks I haven't been able to get in to your sight, nor Jeffers' nor Cervantes' by the front door, not even by clicking on your homepage from comments...so strange.

Who knows. Anyway, that little nudibanch could seriously be just another blogger delusion.

Wayne said...

There's a party boy for you!

Speechless, I've had the same problem getting to Dharma Bums since last week. I just get my (defunct) blogger start page.

Phila said...

Speechless...

You're right...it's gone. Not sure why.

It was a repost, so no harm done. It's weird, though.

Anyway, you can find the original here.

Eli said...

Are there any tortie nudibranches?

Eli said...

(tortibranches?)

four legs good said...

That's the best looking nudibranch yet.


ya know, there's something vaguely.... ummm.... raunchy about that name.


nudi....

Tlazolteotl said...

Love it! Looks like a Pokemon.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Hey Phila-- We photographed a critter on the beach the other day, and thought it might be a nudibranch. But, as it turns out, it was a stunning red sea cucumber. Not as colorful as your guy, but a real beauty. The colors of sea creatures are almost unbelievable. If an artist painted it, I would think it was surreal.

GrrlScientist said...

I am late to this party this week, bummer! What a lovely creature! When I first saw it, I thought it was one of those fancy sugary flower decorations for fancy cakes and pastries. It's almost as gorgeous as a bird! :)

Thanks for posting the scientific names, too. I like to poke around on the web, looking for more info about creatures, and a scientific name helps me increase my knowledge somewhat.

GrrlScientist

janeboatler said...

Yesterday, I was babysitting for my grandchildren, and made a point to show this beautiful picture to them. How big are these critters?