PHOTO OF THE DAY
A weird and wonderful nudibranch
A spiky surprise
If you've ever gone tide-pooling or snorkeled at a coral reef, there's a chance you've encountered a nudibranch. These little animals put our garden slugs to shame. They're so incredibly unusual. There are two basic groups that nudibrachs fall into, Dorids and Aeolids. The Aeolids have spike-like cerata covering their backs, such as this nudibranch, a found in a tide pool near
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