Archive for the ‘nudibranch’ Category

Sea Slug Census

May 24, 2017

This video features some of the more interesting characters from the Sea Slug Census which took place in Nelson Bay, NSW. Some of the nudibranchs show off enough of their undersides around the head such that it’s plausible to see how they are actual respirating animals; some still look like throw pillows to me.

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Irish nudibranchs!

April 4, 2017

Here we have a lovely white nudibranch that our videographer tells us is a Cadlina Laevis. The interesting thing here is that it’s seen while scuba diving off of Ireland. My earlier prejudice might have been that you can only see cool creatures in places where the water is warm enough to swim year-round. But the Irish Dive Council reminds us there’s many places worth diving around the island. Bundle up, little buddy!

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Maluku Muck Nudibranch, et al.

February 7, 2017

A series of high resolution vignettes where we get to meet the actors in a great play of the chorus of life in Maluku Muck, Indonesia. Many fantastical creatures like harlequin shrimp and the mantis shrimp, who is not going to slaughter us today. Multiple nudibranch species, all of which make us wonder how these delicate and clumsy creatures could possibly survive. Watch this one in HD on a desktop for sure. And wait till you get to the pipefish.

When you’re done, let’s not forget to be concerned about a house for hermit crab.

Hermissenda crassicornis

January 29, 2017

This post is the first serious start of a new blog where I try to share the best of Creative-Commons-licensed videos about sea life. This is a Hermissenda crassicornis. What’s nice about this video is we can see the nudibranch up close. Nudbiranch science fact: these eat Hydroids

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