Our photo of the day comes from the watery wilds of Wilsons Promontory in southern Australia.
noaasanctuaries: This little invertebrate is a Taylor’s sea hare! These bright green sea slugs can be spotted on eel grass in West Coast sanctuaries like Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Photo: Jennifer Stock/NOAA)
"The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things materially embodying fiendishly complex pieces of mathematics. How can we make sense of this? I’d like to propose that sea slugs and electrons, and many other modest natural systems, are engaged in what we might call the performance of mathematics. Rather than thinking about maths, they […]
noaasanctuaries: Valentine’s Day is coming up, but this is no ordinary rose – it’s a Hopkins’ rose! This bright pink sea slug can be spotted in the tidepools of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. When tidepooling in search of these...Show More Summary
amnhnyc: A new marine research laboratory on Monterey Bay in California gave Frank Mace MacFarland the ideal setting to begin, in 1892, his lifelong study of sea slugs (nudibranchs). MacFarland became a world expert on nudibranchs—colorful mollusks that have no protective outer shell, and include some 3,000 species. Show More Summary
Pink, gelatinous sea creatures washing up in Huntington Beach this week have beach-goers and officials scratching their heads. The small pod-like critters, which slither and burrow into the sand, were seen along state and city beaches Monday and Tuesday. "They've made an appearance on our beaches...
A bizarre-looking, soft-bodied, multilimbed, carnivorous sea slug was recently filmed off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.
Look at the photograph below. What an unreal, alien animal! It could be right out of one of the many upcoming Star Wars sequels. You just don’t see creatures like that in your everyday life. It’s a sea slug (to be scientifically precise:...Show More Summary
Jorunna nudibranch sends greetings from New South Wales, Australia.
If anyone ever tells you the ocean is boring, remind them that Melibe sea slugs smell like watermelon. Mic-drop Learn more about Melibes
You’ve got to see them to melibe-lieve! With a foot for a belly, wing-like appendages, and Venus flytraps for faces, Melibe leonina nudibranch sea slugs are some of the most unusual inhabitants of the kelp forest! Swaying on kelp blades,...Show More Summary
Great news for anyone who was running out of things to be outraged about: foaming sea slug Donald Trump has done a new thing! This time, he’s saying that Anderson Cooper shouldn’t moderate the second presidential debate, coming up on October 9. “He’ll be very biased, very biased,” Trump said, like a kid who knows he sucks at [...]
montereybayaquarium: Plankton of the world, beware! While most nudibranchs, or sea slugs, crawl and graze, the melibe sweeps its hood through the water like a net, capturing unsuspecting tiny drifters. A fringe of tentacles interlock...Show More Summary
Sometimes the best part of checking the Cake Wrecks email is reading the subject lines you readers come up with. After all, it's not every inbox that can boast lines like "Loose Stool or Sea Slug?" and "Two Words: Flaming Caterpillar." Here are some more fantastic, actual examples of reader email titles from the archives. Show More Summary
The ocean is full of strange and mysterious creatures, including a huge sea slug. Adventurer and YouTube show host Coyote Peterson checks out some of these crazy marine creatures on his Brave Wilderness show Beyond the Tide, and this...Show More Summary
Behold the super-slimy awesomeness that is the Black Sea Hare (Aplysia vaccaria), the world’s largest species of sea slug, weighing up to 30 lbs and measuring over 3 feet long. Black Sea Hares come to shore to lay their eggs and are apparently even slimier to the touch than they look. Show More Summary
This is a video of the folks from Youtube channel Brave Wilderness playing with a black sea hare. It's called a black sea hare because it's black and its head tentacles kind of look like a hare's ears provided you've never actually seen a hare before and only had them described to you by somebody who's bad at describing things. Show More Summary
The California black sea hare is the size of a cat—and totally slimy.
Wildlife expert Coyote Peterson searches for the largest slug in the world, the giant Black Sea Hare, along the coast of California.
Spotting a slimy slug as it slithers through a garden is gross enough for some, but just wait until you see what slugs are lurking in the ocean. On a recent episode of Brave Wilderness, host Coyote Peterson enlisted the help of tideShow More Summary