Friday, February 17, 2006

Friday Nudibranch Blogging


This is Discordoris boholensis, "an animal unzoological, without a fate, without a fact, its private history intact against the travesty of an anatomy."

Given the skywide pyrotechnical splendor of Friday Nudibranch Blogging, you might not have noticed that PZ Myers is trying doggedly to light a sparkler.

Rivalrous? Moi? Hardly. Go, by all means, and have a look at his Friday Cephalopod Blogging. Whether you find yourself marveling at Argonauta nodosa, or at Mr. Myers' giddy presumption in trying to divert the public's attention to his forlorn little backwater of the phylum Mollusca, I can assure you it'll be worth your time.

9 comments:

chicago dyke said...

that is farging awesome! please continue this tradition for as long as you can; between you and john A's orchids, i'm just giddy.

lahke said...

At last! I've been checking all day!

You top yourself every week--thank you.

four legs good said...

This one looks like a delicious appetizer.


Yummmmm!!!

-upasaka- said...

chicago, you know it! forget the vertebrates: we have john a's orchids and phila's nudis....

and this one is fab -- seemingly flatter than most, but hey! maybe flat is the new pink...

Anonymous said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

CKR

GrrlScientist said...

u saw a DVD this past week about the great coral reef in australia. one of the creatures it focused in on was the nudibranch! they showed three species, none of which they named. one of them was nearly white and as it cralwed along the reef, it's upper white part (the mantle, i think, would flounce up over its body and then settle slowly down again so that is looked calm and presentable once more. it was almost like a marine ballet.

GrrlScientist

GrrlScientist said...

wow. i R a bad typist!

Phila said...

Hedwig,

Funny you should mention it...I've been looking around for footage of nudibranchs for a special edition of FNB....

GrrlScientist said...

i'll see if i can retrieve the title and other vital info from my records at the library.