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Ooh la la! It’s a nudibranch orgy! Sea slugs are hermaphrodites,...

Ooh la la! It’s a nudibranch orgy! Sea slugs are hermaphrodites, and when the mood is right, white ribbons of eggs tell the tale of slug love. Here, three Dendronotus frondosus slugs (and a very pregnant skeleton shrimp) participate in their own baby shower. Need a hand spotting which end is up? Here’s a key to the free love cuddle puddle.

The giant Tritonia is quite the impressive slug, cruising the...

The giant Tritonia is quite the impressive slug, cruising the sandy seafloor searching for sea pens to slurp! Its vertical anemone fodder determines its body color, from the light cream color spotted locally to a dark pink further up the coast.

Hilton’s aeolid (Phidiana hiltoni) is here for your daily...

Hilton’s aeolid (Phidiana hiltoni) is here for your daily nudi-break! This magnificent nudibranch sea slug is known for its pugnacious behavior, often biting and fighting with other aeolids!   This wonderful photo is brought to you by biologist Kate Vylet (Instagram: @katevylet)

Don’t have a favorite animal yet? Maybe it’s a nudibranch! These...

Don’t have a favorite animal yet? Maybe it’s a nudibranch! These super sea slugs are some of the ocean’s most charismatic animals, and the Monterey Bay is home to many different species—so we’re kicking off our very own Nudibranch Week!...Show More Summary

Splatoon 2 - Hi Gray Sea Slugs shoe design showcased

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Amazing sea slug eats so much algae it can ‘photosynthesize’

3 months agoLifestyle : ADAPT Network

The ‘leaf sheep’ feeds on algae and is partially ‘solar-powered’!

Photo: Beautiful batwing slug flies through the sea

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...

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)

Math As Performance Art

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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...

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...

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

Sea salps, slugs ... aliens? What are the pink squishy creatures washing up in Huntington Beach?

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...

Carnivorous Sea Slug Sucks Up Prey in Mesmerizing Video

A bizarre-looking, soft-bodied, multilimbed, carnivorous sea slug was recently filmed off the coast of Bali, Indonesia.

Tips for Doing Macro Underwater Photography

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

Photo: Golden sea bunny is a sweet sea slug

Jorunna nudibranch sends greetings from New South Wales, Australia.

If anyone ever tells you the ocean is boring, remind them that...

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...

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

Donald Trump Thinks Anderson Cooper Is Temperamentally Unfit To Moderate Debate

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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...

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

Subjective Reasoning

11 months agoHumor : Cake Wrecks

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

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