I talk about these critters all the time with students, but finally spotted a spanish shawl nudibranch in person! Scooped it up in a mussel shell (with water!) for a closer look. I love that U-turn! 💃💃💃 . . . #flabellinopsisiodinea#gastropod
Oh, and did I mention that Aaron Slater @aaronslaterglass ALSO makes amazing marbles in his nudibranch style? Again, these have killer detail in them and I have an amazing selection available at Glass ORBits! Truly brilliant glass work! Head to glassorbits.com to see more pics of each and add one to the collection! #glassorbits#marblesofig
Favorinus mirabilis 💕 📸@diveivanov 📍Tulamben, Bali Fun Fact: First described from Japan and also reported from the Marshall Islands, Guam, Singapore and Mayotte (Indian Ocean) . Tag us in your #nudipics - we love to see Nudis from around the world! 🌏 . For daily #nudibranch pics 👉🏼 follow @ilovenudis . | |
Photo // @thurstonphoto A giant Hawaiian monk seal happily floats toward ocean photographer @thurstonphoto on the North shore of Hawaii. Hawaiian monk seals are an endangered species with only approx 1100 of them left in the wild. Native to Hawaii, these monk seals are threatened by human encroachment, entanglement in fishing nets from poor fishing practices, disease and past commercial hunting for their skins. They are reliant on active conservation methods that include captive care, cleaning up of their natural habitats and educating the public on the fragility of their existence. You can do your bit by cleaning up after ...
Who knew a slug could be so pretty? The Spanish Shawl (Flabellinopsis iodinea) is a type of sea slug called a nudibranch. There are over 3000 recognized species of nudibranchs found all over the world, each with their own unique and fantastic shapes and colors! . . . . . . #seaslug#sendnude