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March 10, 2006 6:19 AM   Subscribe

What are nudibranchs? Jewels of the sea. Page after page of photographs of these squishy hermaphrodites.
posted by Gator (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Related, but the links are now dead, so click here. Also, Wikipedia.
posted by Gator at 6:19 AM on March 10, 2006


beautiful...we'll turn this place into InvertebrateFilter yet!
posted by primer_dimer at 6:24 AM on March 10, 2006


primer_dimer writes "beautiful...we'll turn this place into InvertebrateFilter yet!"

And don't forget octopuses (or is it octopodes?)
posted by clevershark at 6:38 AM on March 10, 2006


...blimey.
posted by NinjaPirate at 6:43 AM on March 10, 2006


Who knew that flicking through endless pictures of exploding LSD slugs would be so compelling?
Good work, Gator.
posted by NinjaPirate at 6:46 AM on March 10, 2006


(or is it octopodes?)
octo3.14159265

Nice post. Definitely sushi for lunch today.
posted by hal9k at 6:49 AM on March 10, 2006


Now I know where that band in Richmond Va (circa 1997) got their name. I always liked it.
posted by djseafood at 6:53 AM on March 10, 2006


Nudi's! Hermaphrodites! Can we get a NSFW tag here, jeez!

Nice post, and hal makes me a bit peckish too!
posted by Pollomacho at 6:58 AM on March 10, 2006


The pictures make me peckish, not hal. Sorry.

Commas, man, commas.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:59 AM on March 10, 2006


Aww, I miss the Nudi of the Week link. Nudis are soooo cool. Been on a couple of scuba diving trips just to take pictures of them.
posted by elendil71 at 7:08 AM on March 10, 2006


Beautiful creatures! Thanks!
posted by darkstar at 7:16 AM on March 10, 2006


These things are excellent. This an excellent post. Thanks!
posted by OmieWise at 8:07 AM on March 10, 2006


Well, my wife and I are fans.
posted by The Bellman at 8:41 AM on March 10, 2006


Great post - thanks.
posted by Staggering Jack at 9:10 AM on March 10, 2006


I love these things. Thanks for the post. It'll be what I point to whenever anyone asks what my favorite animal is. (Which, oddly enough, happens more often than you might think)
posted by Freen at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2006


Squishy hermaphrodites. Heh.
posted by ancientgower at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2006


Great post. We saw a lot of these on our dive in Palau. Even their eggs look cool.
posted by ambrosia at 10:18 AM on March 10, 2006


from the second link: Try not to confuse Flatworms with Nudibranchs

You have been warned.
posted by squarehead at 12:25 PM on March 10, 2006


Wow, ambrosia, I had no idea about their eggs!
Thanks!
posted by Freen at 7:31 PM on March 10, 2006


Nice post, gator, and the egg photos are wonderful too, ambrosia!
posted by maryh at 9:12 PM on March 10, 2006


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