Miniature sheep 🐑 . . This is definitely the smallest nudibranch species I've ever seen, Costasiella spp. aka Shaun the Sheep nudibranch. . . . These guys are one of the many species of nudibranch that are considered as 'solar powered'. This is due to kleptoplasty, where they are able to incorporate the chloroplasts from the algae they eat and assimilate them into their body which allow them to photosynthesise. How bizarre is that?! . . . #nazdivesbali#bali @girlsthatscuba @paditv ...
Amidst ruins there is beauty, and the diminutive Spiny Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratopthalma), just about 2cm long, is an example, living among the coral rubble. (They are unrelated to the tiger shrimp seafood familiar to some!) Spotted by @wis_khalifa08 from @twofishdivers ! #uwmacrophotography#uwmacro
Cuteness overload!! 🥰 This flea-sized so-called "leaf sheep" is solar powered. They can use the chloroplasts from the algae that they live on for photosynthesis. Very eco-friendly 😁 Guide: @wirawan_cuplis23 #sonyrx100v#costasiellakuroshimae
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Yes the pair of Hypselodoris kanga nudibranch are mating. Nudibranch sea slugs are hermaphrodites, having both the female and male sexual organs, so they are fertilising each other! Spotted in June 2019, while diving with @twofishdivers @wisnawe_diver @nikomangmahayani #nudibranch#nudibranchs
And here is Shaun the sheep 🐑, tiniest nudibranche I’ve taken a picture of so far! Cool fact that it is a, kind off, solar powered nudibranch. 😍 - Costasiella Usagi /2-3mm #costasiellausagi#costasiella
Look look look 👀 A pair of Harlequin Shrimp!!! 🦐Imagine our delight after discovering two ornate twins sharing dinner (starfish) by moonlight 🌙 . Seemingly unreal to the human eye, we feel privileged to have witnessed these beauties doing what they do best ⭐️ . Isn’t it rewarding to scan the seabed and come across an elusive creature you’ve dreamt of finding for so long?!🔦 . Location: Melasti, Tulamben, Bali 📍 . . #harlequinshrimp#crustacean ...