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Pictures and descriptions of sea slugs - an absolutely stunning species of marine life
posted by darsh (16 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
:D

Pretty!

Also, in before the first "MMM THOSE WOULD BE DELICIOUS FRIED IN A LITTLE BUTTER OMG LOL I EAT ANYTHING THAT WAS ONCE ALIVE BECAUSE I AM A REAL MAN!"
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:13 PM on November 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


This particular one looks a bit like a lovely pastry in a French Shop

The article said it, not me, turgid dahlia.
posted by PhatLobley at 2:22 PM on November 16, 2008


Previously.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:24 PM on November 16, 2008


The article said it, not me, turgid dahlia.

I ain't never seen no pastry looks like that.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:29 PM on November 16, 2008


NUDI branches. That's right, it's a nudi-post.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:44 PM on November 16, 2008


Oh YAY strange and wonderful marine creatures. they're so beautiful and awesomely quirky.

No, not the branch of nudies (slightly nsfw). (aww, look at his face, he's putty).

Another related post.

Nudibranchs are from the Molluscs phllum, along with my faves, cephalopods. But nudibranchs are from a different class, called gastropods.

Taxonomy of the Heterobranchia has some delightfully bizarre names:
headshield slugs
sap-suckling slugs
sea hares
sea butterflies
sea angels

This site, Starfish.ch, is also encyclopedically packed with images.
posted by nickyskye at 2:48 PM on November 16, 2008


Sure, they're pretty, but do they excrete ADAM?
posted by Ben Light at 3:49 PM on November 16, 2008


I've always been SO excited when I get to see one when snorkeling. It feels like a real treat. I think they're so beautiful. Best place to find them is on a sea fan.
posted by aacheson at 5:44 PM on November 16, 2008


9,567 photos and counting at NudiPixel...
posted by cenoxo at 6:49 PM on November 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


brief capture of a sea slug in, well, inaction, off of Laguna Beach, CA. taken by my husband. (sea slug appears about 20 seconds in.)
posted by killy willy at 7:21 PM on November 16, 2008


Beautiful.
posted by cashman at 7:27 AM on November 17, 2008


Alright, you know how some people dislike clowns, and then some people really hate clowns, and then a final subset of people get absolutely freaked the hell out by clowns? And then you show that person the film Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and it's like some infinitely compounding hellclown in their minds and they scream so long and hard that blood comes out of their eyes? When you turn a regular slug into a freakshow marine horrorbeast, that's what happens to me.

I'm going to load my shotgun with rock salt and sit, shuddering, in a corner somewhere until the slugpocalypse is over.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:25 AM on November 17, 2008


Go, Team Sea Slug!

Azumanga Daioh, anyone? ... Also, move the exclamation point to where the comma is, and you've got the name of my Rock Band 2 in-game fake band.
posted by owtytrof at 2:21 PM on November 17, 2008


Sure, they're pretty, but do they excrete ADAM?

Maybe not, but some of them can photosynthesize!
posted by TedW at 6:18 AM on November 18, 2008




Attack of the Sea Slugs
posted by homunculus at 10:32 PM on December 2, 2008


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