Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday Nudibranch Blogging


Here's an unidentified nudibranch...some form of Tambja, apparently. Translucent and glowing, they ooze up from the ground and float through solid walls, wriggling countless tentacles and snapping their jaws.

Too busy again this week for hope blogging, which is extremely labor-intensive. Should be getting back to normal very soon, though.

6 comments:

GrrlScientist said...

on wednesday, i thought of you as i walked to the subway. well, it's true that i think of you nearly constantly, but generally NOT when i am walking to the subway. but wednesday was different because there is a ginormous screen TV that faces the sidewalk on the way to the subway. as i walked by, a brilliant lemon-yellow nudi, nearly the size of a subway car, flounced its white-trimmed skirts across a coral reef. it also had brilliant red polka dots placed regularly along the edge of its "skirts" (mantle?) near the white trimmed border.

anyway, this is a truly unusual nudi; i don't recall seeing ANY mostly green nudis, nor any nudis with that particular color of green markings. do you know where this species is found?

Xan said...

Aaaaaahhhhh....

[wallows in Nudiness....]

*Whew!* Thank you Phila. We needed that. :)

Phila said...

Hedwig,

I'm blushing to the tips of my pearly little toes!

I believe this one is from Indonesia. Tambja sp. seem to have a bunch of green or mostly green members, but you're quite right that this one's markings are very unusual...

Eli said...

Ah, it's a leprebranch!

GrrlScientist said...

ah, indonesia .. the islands that hold all that i think is amazing and unique. maybe i'll even get there one day before i die. but i don't count on it.

four legs good said...

How did I forget to check in on the nudibranch?


Eeeeeiiii-yahhhhh!!!!