CC Image courtesy of Hani Amir on Flickr
Nudibranchs are my favorite animal. Nowhere in nature is such incredible diversity of appearance as evident as in the glorious nudibranch. These sea slugs live in shallow tide pools in oceans all over the world. Their remarkable colors and shapes warn predators of the toxic poison they use as a defense mechanism.
CC Image courtesy of Boogies with Fish on Flickr
Why do I love the nudibranch so? I love their weirdness, their paradox, their contradiction: a slug with glorious plumage and a toxic kiss.
Click here to see some AMAZING pictures of diverse nudibranchs.