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.’


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


  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……

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