The Intersection

Friday Nudibranchs

From up in Juneau, Alaska, my pal Nick Bonzey at the US Forest Service thought I’d appreciate a good dose of nudibranchs, claiming ‘these guys are MUCH cuter than your average sea cucumber.’

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Admittedly, with photos like these from National Geographic’s David Doubilet, Nick might just be onto something…

Comments

  1. #1 Tlazolteotl
    May 30, 2008

    Now really, you ought to give Phila some credit for the concept of “Friday Nudibranch Blogging.” He’s been doing it for years.

  2. #2 Philip H.
    May 30, 2008

    Now Miss Sheril, I’ve been trying to tell you for some time that nudibranchs are way cooler then sea cucumbers – at least visually . . . . why does it take cool photos for National Geographic to make you see the light?!

  3. #3 Sheril R. Kirshenbaum
    May 30, 2008

    Careful Philip, I did not say cooler, but rather agreed that these photos are pretty darn cute!

    Besides, it’s not a fair competition until we see what photographer David Doubilet can do with a handsome holothuroid as his subject ;)

  4. #4 donna
    May 31, 2008

    Now I want nudibranch slippers.

    Wouldn’t they be cute?

  5. #5 themadlolscientist
    May 31, 2008
  6. #6 themadlolscientist
    May 31, 2008

    @ donna: I could easily see someone making a slipper pattern from these. After all, people have been known to knit and crochet the digestive system and hyperbolic space……