Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday Nudibranch Blogging




Since I skipped a week due to deadlines, moving, remodeling, and traveling, here are two candid views of Hypselodoris festiva.

(Photos by Jun Imamoto.)

7 comments:

Hecate said...

It makes me happy that there are nudibranches in the world.

Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins said...

It's sort of a Swedish nudibranch, only more fashionable:



Swedish flag

four legs good said...

The only thing better than a nudibranch is a kitten.

Ummah Goldman said...

Steppin' out, stylin' Saturday night.

ellroon said...

Those are charming! Are they edible?

Cervantes said...

They look very patriotic! Or perhaps they are fans of the New England Patriots?

I believe I asked you once why the bright colors, and IIRC nobody is sure?

Phila said...

I believe I asked you once why the bright colors, and IIRC nobody is sure?

It's usually considered to be aposematic coloration (e.g., a warming to would-be predators, since many nudibranchs are poisonous and/or able to sting).

Here's one article on it.