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The melibe nudibranch grabs at food with a net-like mouth

This fascinating carnivorous sea slug is called a melibe leonina, a lion's mane sea slug, or a hooded nudibranch. The 'hood' refers to its large mouth that expands like a net to trap at small crustaceans and mollusks,...

Okinawa’s sea snake catchers & seaweed farmers

On tiny Kudaka Island, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Yoko and Setsuko are master sea snake catchers. At 70 years old, they've been hunting poisonous sea snakes at night for over 40 years. As explained in this Wild ...

This Jorunna sea slug looks like a tiny, fluffy “sea bunny”

Sea bunnies, sesame-coated snow rabbits, ゴマフビロードウミウシ or gomafu biroodo umiushi meaning black speckled velvet sea slugs... These Jorunna Parva sea slugs look like white fluffy bunnies and have been given a v...

Brightly colored flatworm filmed in the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia

This is a nudibranch — what may or may not be a Pseudobiceros gloriosus, and there are many, many kinds of flatworms that look like this one. Check out DiscoverLife.org’s gallery...

Glaucilla marginata: Beautiful blue sea slugs or nudibranches

These Glaucilla marginata are blue sea slugs or nudibranches — soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusks, according to wikipedia —  from the east coast of Australia, but they can also be found along the east ...