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Wonderful nudibranchs, sea hares, and sea slugs
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New marine invertebrate species in Weddell Sea, Antarctica

New marine invertebrate species in Weddell Sea, Antarctica | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
The cold waters in Weddell, in the Antarctic ocean, are the environment in which a new marine invertebrate species -- the nudibranchs Doto carinova -- has been found.
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How to Find Nudibranchs

How to Find Nudibranchs | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Tips, tricks and advice for finding and photographing nudibranchs underwater
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A helpful article for nudi lovers.

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15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth

15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Seeing how much you liked our Sea Bunny and Sea Sheep post, we decided to dive deeper to see what else is hidden beneath the sea. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the ocean is full cute slugs!
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Beautiful and amazing marine life.

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Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that one species of sea slug (Elysia tuca) uses chemicals produced defensively by one type of seaweed (Halimeda incrassata) to track down the seaweed.
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Interesting research.

 

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This Adorable Sea Slug Looks Like A Tiny Sheep - DesignTAXI.com

This Adorable Sea Slug Looks Like A Tiny Sheep - DesignTAXI.com | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Image via Jim Lynn

With its white head, beady eyes and feelers, the Costasiella kuroshimae or 'Leaf Sheep' bears an uncanny resemblance to...
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Timeline Photos - Kenna Eco Diving | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Kenna Eco Diving | Facebook | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Found a Notaspidea Opistobranch whilst training research dive volunteers today, species Pleurobranchus testudinarius 150mm:
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It turned out to be quite a rare species found by Kenna Eco Diving volunteer research divers.

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Lettuce Sea Slug

Lettuce Sea Slug | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
The lettuce sea slug (Elysia crispata) has enlarged fleshy appendages that are folded over one another, with colors ranging from blue to green, with purple and red lining.
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Grand Luley Resort on Twitter

Grand Luley Resort on Twitter | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Nudibranch atau siput laut.
difoto oleh dive instructor Grand Luley Resort.
#nudibranch #diving pic.twitter.com/s4ojVCjtde
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Punk rock sea slug spotted in Australia

Punk rock sea slug spotted in Australia | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Some look like punks, others like clowns. A seasonal census is uncovering a wide variety of sea slug species in a biodiversity hotspot
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Twitter

Twitter | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
RT @CoralReefFish: That's a shrimp, and it's riding a nudibranch! Photo by Yury Ivanov http://t.co/keyLa3QHfK
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Great photo!

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5 Facts About The Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

5 Facts About The Spanish Dancer Nudibranch | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
5 Facts About The Spanish Dancer Nudibranch was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 by
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Beautiful.

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Two-headed psychedelic sea slug is discovered off the coast of Borneo

Two-headed psychedelic sea slug is discovered off the coast of Borneo | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
A diver came across the two-headed psychedelic creature (pictured) near a sandbar off the coast of Sabah in eastern Malaysian Borneo.
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BABOSA DE MAR PSICODELICA SE DESCUBRE EN LA COSTA DE BORNEO.

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Sea Slug Amputates Its Disposable Penis, But Has Two Spares – Phenomena

Sea Slug Amputates Its Disposable Penis, But Has Two Spares – Phenomena | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
From paper plates to daily contact lenses to disposable nappies, our lives are full of things that are meant to be used once and then thrown away. Thankfully, penises don’t fall into the list. The ...
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That's handy!

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A dangerous swim for the Mediterranean

A dangerous swim for the Mediterranean | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
Rhopilema nomadica
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443 invasive species have colonised the Mediterranean since the Suez canal opened in 1869, and now it's going to be widened without any impact assessment!

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Sea Bunnies Japan Is Going Crazy About These Furry Sea Slugs | Amazing animals photography

Sea Bunnies Japan Is Going Crazy About These Furry Sea Slugs | Amazing animals photography | Amazing animals videos Sea slugs aren't exactly creatures ...
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Amy Smith on Twitter

Amy Smith on Twitter | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
@stevemarmion please get an opalescent nudibranch to keep your axlotl company: pic.twitter.com/4LbiZzVNvW
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Sea reveals its treasures: 250 new species for our planet

Sea reveals its treasures: 250 new  species for our planet | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
These colourful creatures seem to be from an alien world but they are, in fact, vital to determining a thriving biodiversity on our own blue planet.
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UnderWaterWorld on Twitter

UnderWaterWorld on Twitter | Opistobranchs | Scoop.it
The #Nudibranch Ardeadoris symmetrica via @oddorganisms. Photo by Chad Ordelheide pic.twitter.com/lV5mRPRs5b
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Very pretty nudibranch.

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