May 20, 2008

No Getting Around It

I love, love nudibranchs (this pair is Nembrotha kubaryana). They are the little gems I search for when perusing the tidal pools and sand bars of Northern California. Though their colors are quite striking, there's no getting around the fact that they are, in essence, slugs. And, they're toxic.

Thanks for the photo, Sherry.

Photo source: David Doubilet via National Geographic

9 comments:

Annica said...

I love these creatures.
If there is a God, he of she must have had lots of fun thinking them up!

Peanut said...

I have been obsessing over these morsels for a few days now.

They are, in essence, pure joy.

meg said...

They look like they got painted with puffy paint!

BillyWitchDoctor said...

*throws out blacklight*

bats :[ said...

If there is a God, He/She has a whole lot of Femo modeling clay to doodle around with, in ALL the colors...

Annica said...

@ bats; Then i'd love to be god :P

Theodosia said...

If you're going to be a slug, you might as well do it up in style, I says.

ChicChickory said...

I'm surprised to find these little guys on your "Ugly" blog. They are quite stylish if you ask me. :)

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