Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Jon Chamberlain - Researcher in Computer Science and Marine Biology

Picture of a Nudibranch taken in Thailand 2007

Nudibranch

The pondorous Mourning Dorid nudibranch (Jorunna funebris), also referred to as a sea slug, make for perfect photographic subjects.

The slug of the sea

Beautiful colouration, distinctive features and a flowing plume through which they breathe, the nudibranch comes in all shapes, sizes and colours. They use colour to ward off predators and some species are poisonous. They are carnivorous and can feed on sponges, hydroids, bryozoans, barnacles and even other nudibranchs.

Any slug will do

Nudibranchs are hermaphroditic and have the reproductive organs of both genders. They lay their eggs in gelatinous spirals which are almost as attractive as the nudibranchs themselves.
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