Friday, May 06, 2005

Friday Nudibranch Blogging



Here we have Polycera capensis. While most nudibranchs tend to be homebodies, this intrepid creature is suspected of having hitch-hiked from South Africa to Australia, by riding on the bottom of ships.

6 comments:

GrrlScientist said...

I've been waiting for this image all day long! But this one looks a little scary in comparison to the cute little round guys with all the tassles that you've been showing recently. Is this creature causing any problems in its new home, as striped mussels are, for example?

GrrlScientist

Phila said...

As far as I know, it's not causing any problems...

Next week, I will post a less intimidating nudibranch, just for you!

PublicOrgTheory said...

Easily the most elegant nudibranch I've seen this week. Thanks!

Eli said...

Lord, I was born a ramblin' braa-aanch...

rosewood said...

a girlfriend in college studied the metabolisism of a nudibrach (how they integrated iodine from kelp I think it was) and everytime I see a nudibranch I think of her, and her hands, dripping seawater, fondly. Thank you.

Speechless said...

I can't help feeling that the yellow is perhaps a little garrish. But then perhaps this is one of those rare species of racing nudibranches?