Beautiful Nudibranchs: Colorful Sea Slugs

Unidentified Nudibranch 1 - This one reminds me of a dragon.
Unidentified Nudibranch 1 - This one reminds me of a dragon. | Source
Dirona albolinieata at Ogden Point in Victoria BC.
Dirona albolinieata at Ogden Point in Victoria BC. | Source



Speaking of Nudibranchs:

"Of all the creatures in the sea, these are the high fashion models." ~David Doubilet, photographer for National Geographic



Lettuce Sea Slug
Lettuce Sea Slug | Source
Colorful nudibranch in shallow water off Whyalla, South Australia
Colorful nudibranch in shallow water off Whyalla, South Australia | Source





I have had several salt water aquariums over the years, and have always been fascinated with the life forms that can be found in the ocean. I envy those who have traveled to exotic locations and have taken all these fantastic pictures. I never had much luck keeping Nudibranchs (pronounced “noo-dee-branks”), also known as Sea Slugs, in any of my aquariums, but have always admired their exquisite beauty.


Peacock Nudibranch
Peacock Nudibranch | Source
Phyllidia Pustulosa
Phyllidia Pustulosa | Source
Frosted Nudibranch can reach up to 7" long.
Frosted Nudibranch can reach up to 7" long. | Source

Naked Gills

Nudibranch is a Latin word that literally means “naked gills”. This name refers to the feathery gills and horns that most have on their backs. Most nudibranchs are around one inch in length, but they pack a lot of intricate beauty in that small size.





As you browse through this article, if you would like to see a larger image of the nudibranchs, just click on the picture. In my search for images, I was overwhelmed by all the shapes, sizes, forms, colors, textures and patterns that could be found.


I found a child’s description, “It is something like a flatworm that looks tie dyed”, both amusing and apt.


Tritoniopsis elegans
Tritoniopsis elegans | Source
Bonisa nakaza in a Kelp bed on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Bonisa nakaza in a Kelp bed on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa | Source




Although there are more than 3000 nudibranch species throughout the world’s oceans, divers are often able to spot species that have not been previously scientifically identified.


Over 160 different species have been identified along the California coast alone!


They most often inhabit shallow, tropical waters.


Nudibranch (Pteraeolidia Ianthina) taken in Egypt
Nudibranch (Pteraeolidia Ianthina) taken in Egypt | Source
Nudibranch - Berthella (?)
Nudibranch - Berthella (?) | Source




Nudibranchs, however, can be found in both shallow and deep waters. Some nudibranchs navigate the oceans by swimming, either by undulation of their entire bodies or by flapping fin-like structures along their bodies. Most move through ocean habitats using a sticky foot located along the full length of their body.


The typical lifespan in the wild is approximately one year; although, some live less than one month.


Notodoris Minor
Notodoris Minor | Source
Nembrotha Kubaryana - Close-up of Head
Nembrotha Kubaryana - Close-up of Head | Source

Nudibranchs are Carnivores

Most nudibranchs are carnivores eating soft corals, snails, anemones, hydroids, and sponges. Most eat sponges. Some nudibranchs eat other nudibranchs.



Some even eat algae which they then utilize as a continuing food source. (See solar power below for more information.)



Generally a species of nudibranch will feed exclusively on one type of prey, rather than consuming all of the aforementioned creatures.



Flabellina iodinea, Spanish Shawl Nudibranch - Photograph taken at North Point, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA
Flabellina iodinea, Spanish Shawl Nudibranch - Photograph taken at North Point, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA | Source
Triopha catalinae
Triopha catalinae | Source

Solar Power?

Some species have developed a way to harness energy from the sun. They have been able to develop a symbiotic relationship with very small algae, zooxanthelle. The nudibranch stores the algae in its tissues and lives off the sugars produced by the algae’s photosynthesis.



Another nudibranch is able to save and use chloroplasts found in the algae it consumes.



Unidentified Nudibranch 3
Unidentified Nudibranch 3 | Source
White and Blue Nudibranch
White and Blue Nudibranch | Source

The Nudibranch is a Mollusk

The nudibranch is an invertebrate and a shellfish, but unlike other shellfish such as snails and clams, does not have a hard shell. Some hatch out with a small shell still intact, but lose this shell as they mature.



They can range from less than .5 inches (a few millimeters) to over 12 inches (30 centimeters) in length.



One nudibranch, the sea lemon, can reach lengths of 20 inches.

Hermissenda crassicornis, Opalescent Nudibranch - Photograph taken at North Point, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA
Hermissenda crassicornis, Opalescent Nudibranch - Photograph taken at North Point, Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA | Source
Chromodoris Kuniei
Chromodoris Kuniei | Source



Nudibranchs have been known to weigh up to 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)!




Nudibranchs are related to abalone, sea hares, octopus, squid, scallops, mussels, oysters, clams, chiton, snails, and limpets, all of which are also mollusks.

phyllidia sp. - Photograph taken in Malaysian waters.
phyllidia sp. - Photograph taken in Malaysian waters. | Source

Their Defense Mechanisms


Because they lack a shell to protect themselves, nudibranchs have had to develop fascinating ways of defending themselves. One such defense is to produce a very distasteful secretion to deter their predators.


Nembrotha Cristata
Nembrotha Cristata | Source

Some nudibranchs are also able to store special stinging cells, also called nematocyst cells, from the creatures they eat, such as sea anemones, jellyfish, and corals. When eating one of these creatures, rather than digesting the nematocyst cells, the nudibranch will attach these stinging cells to their own skin and tentacles. Then, when attacked, the nudibranch will discharge the stinging cells causing their predators to retreat.

Hypselodoris Bullocki (2 cm)
Hypselodoris Bullocki (2 cm) | Source
Dragon Tail Nudibranch in the South Pacific Ocean
Dragon Tail Nudibranch in the South Pacific Ocean | Source

Still others use camouflage to help them blend into the colorful corals they inhabit in order to hide from their predators. But most nudibranchs have very intricate and vivid color patterns to let their predators know that they might want to think twice about taking a bite.

Common predators are other nudibranchs, sea hares, inexperienced fish, and humans (collectors).

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

Nudibranch (Flabellina) in Indonesia
Nudibranch (Flabellina) in Indonesia | Source
Ardeadoris egretta on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Ardeadoris egretta on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia | Source

"It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea--whether it is to sail or to watch it--we are going back from whence we came." ~ John F. Kennedy


Dendronotus iris
Dendronotus iris | Source
Jorunna Funebris
Jorunna Funebris | Source
Phyllidiopsis Fissuratus (2.5 cm)
Phyllidiopsis Fissuratus (2.5 cm) | Source
Nembrotha Kubaryana in Indonesia
Nembrotha Kubaryana in Indonesia | Source
Orange Peel Nudibranch taken at Resurrection Bay
Orange Peel Nudibranch taken at Resurrection Bay | Source

Slime Trails

Nudibranchs share a trait with their land cousins, the snail and slug.




Nudibranchs leave slime trails which other nudibranchs use to find a mate. They also use it to warn other nudibranchs of danger in the area. They do the latter by releasing chemicals into their slime when they are attached.





Unidentified Nudibranch 3 in Niu Valley, Honolulu, HI
Unidentified Nudibranch 3 in Niu Valley, Honolulu, HI | Source
Halgerda Malesso
Halgerda Malesso | Source
Janolus or Phidiana Close-up
Janolus or Phidiana Close-up | Source
Dendronotus frondosus, Bushy-backed Nudibranch taken at Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA.
Dendronotus frondosus, Bushy-backed Nudibranch taken at Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA. | Source







"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Dinesen

Redmargin Nudibranch - Hypselodoris ? purpureomaculosa
Redmargin Nudibranch - Hypselodoris ? purpureomaculosa | Source
Gymnodoris impudica
Gymnodoris impudica | Source






"My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Chromodoris Leopardus - You can definitely see the leopard spots from which it has derived its name.
Chromodoris Leopardus - You can definitely see the leopard spots from which it has derived its name. | Source
Opalescent Nudibranch taken at the Kenai Fjords National Park
Opalescent Nudibranch taken at the Kenai Fjords National Park | Source
Reticulidia suzanneae
Reticulidia suzanneae | Source
Janolus sp. - This one reminds me of a porcupine!
Janolus sp. - This one reminds me of a porcupine! | Source
Nudibranch Eggs - The yellow ribbon like mass is nudbranch eggs laid in a long string.
Nudibranch Eggs - The yellow ribbon like mass is nudbranch eggs laid in a long string. | Source
Nudibranch Egg Cluster (pink)
Nudibranch Egg Cluster (pink) | Source
Nudibranch Eggs
Nudibranch Eggs | Source

Nudibranch Reproduction

All nudibranchs are hermaphroditic, meaning that they act as both male and female. This helps "even the odds" of such a small creature in such a large ocean being able to find a mate. Eggs are usually deposited in a coiled ribbon type mass. Many times the egg mass is larger than the Nudibranch laying them!?!





Upon hatching, some species of nudibranchs emerge as a crawling juvenile; however, most hatch out as free swimming larvae who float and/or swim for a time until settling down to the bottom of the ocean floor.





"Nudibranchs have a marvelous sex life. They are hermaphrodites."
~David Doubilet


Glossodoris Atromarginata in Indonesia
Glossodoris Atromarginata in Indonesia | Source
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Watch a Video of Nudibranch in the Ocean Depths

Watch and listen to ...


... National Geographic photographer David Doubilet introduce the Nudibranch here.



Spanish Dancer

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Comments: "Beautiful Nudibranchs: Colorful Sea Slugs" 82 comments

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tlmcgaa70 5 years ago from south dakota, usa

stunningly beautiful creatures. thank you for sharing...awesome hub...voted up on everything but funny


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DDS 5 years ago from Toronto

I am always amazed by the sheer diversity of life, and how beautiful the world can be.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

tlmcgaa - thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments on the hub. And yes, they are really beautiful. I had a hard time limiting the pictures to the ones that I did. I had to finally just stop looking. But it was so tempting.

DDS - I agree! And these little creatures have much diversity all by themselves, and they are such a small part of the life forms in our world. Thanks for stopping by.


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blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

Very informative! I remember doing a school project on these creatures in high school. They are so neat looking.


Ghost32 5 years ago

Very informative, very beautiful, and very much part of the reason I don't live in the ocean with umpty-gazillion carnivorous little nudibranchs. And other stuff.

Of course, maybe if I'd learn to swim....


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

blairtracy - yes, they are very neat looking. In fact, I find them to be one of my favorite sea creatures. Thanks for stopping by.

Ghost32 - I am right there with you. No matter how many times I've taken swimming lessons, I have never learned to swim. The one time I did get to go snorkeling in Jamaica, they had me use an inner tube that was tethered to the boat. Interesting to say the least. Thanks for visiting.


september girl 5 years ago

Wow, I never heard of these creatures before now. Beautiful in a scary sort of way. I really liked the photos and the spanish dancer video. Thanks for sharing this with us. Great hub! Voted up and interesting. : )


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

september girl- I'm glad that I was able to introduce you to these intriguing creatures. They are one of my favorite sea creatures.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Homesteadbound, another fascinating hub and awesome pictures!!!! I love the ocean and am a keen snorkeler. It's amazing what you get to see...these sea slugs come in so many shapes, sizes and colors.

You are doing so well in your hub-writing. Keep on going!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

cloverleaf, thanks sharing your appreciation of this hub. I bet you get to see some pretty cool creatures snorkeling in the carribean. Sea Slugs are really fascinating and lovely.


Dive Mistress | Tara 5 years ago

Nice article! Thank you for the link.

I too love nudibranchs and I spend hours under the water looking for them and photographing them.

Have you seen the cannibal nudibranch?


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Dive Mistress - Your photographs were a pleasure to use in this article. I am glad you like the way they were used and portrayed. I will have to look up the cannibal nudibranch and see about adding it. There are so many beautiful nudibranchs I had trouble controlling myself and not adding a hundred more to this article. It was so hard to choose. I finally had to just stop looking! Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Wow...fantastic hub homestead! Beautiful photos! I've learned about Nudibranchs today! BTW ... I really enjoyed your interview in this weeks newsletter! You and Cloverleaf are this weeks rock stars! Great job!!!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Sunshine625 - They really are beautiful creatures. There is so much color, beauty and intricate detail packed into such a small creature. It is really amazing. I'm glad you liked the hub. Thank you for taking time to read the interview. Thanks for stopping by!


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

These pictures are out of this world. I took marine biology is college, and we learned a little bit about these guys. They are really fascinating, and kudos for writing a hub about such a cool topic.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

stephaniedas - this is one of my favorite hubs. These creatures are so gorgeous. It did take a while though to do since it has 45 pictures. The first time I did it, I didn't annotate the pictures properly. Going back and finding all those pictures again took some doing. But I am happy with the results and I learned a lesson I will not forget. Glad you enjoyed it!


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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Great article and really good pictures - You are amazing


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

manthy, thank you so much! I think I'm blushing. That was really nice of you to say. I'm glad you enjpyed it!


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marimccants 5 years ago

never seen this before.WOW!..Great hub, homesteadbound!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

marimccants - I'm glad you enjoyed it. They really are beautiful.


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doodlebugs 5 years ago from Southwest

Amazing photos and a great Hub. They are like the "butterflies of the sea".


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

thank you, doodlebugs! They really are beautiful. When creating this hub, I finally had to cry uncle because I just kept finding more and more great pictures. Maybe I could do a second one with totally new pictures. That's an idea... hummmm

Thanks for stopping by!


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Hillbilly Zen 5 years ago from Kentucky

Thank you for re-sharing this, Ms. hsb. I meant to read it awhile back but never got a "round tuit". What fabulous little critters! This planet really is an amazing place, isn't it? Voted up and awesome - great information and gorgeous pictures.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Hillbilly Zen! I have been getting so many new followers that every now and then when one of them mentions an interest, I share that hub so they can see it. I'm glad you finally got to take a look at it. The amount of pictures in this one took a long time to gather and annotate properly, but it is one of my favorites. I love looking at them. They are indeed fabulous. Thanks for stopping by!


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Ahydz 5 years ago from Philippines

I find them graceful especially when they move (one time I saw them aired by the Discovery channel). Voted up!


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GmaGoldie 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

honmesteadbound,

Absolutely awesome! When I teach group fitness, I like to bring in sea creatures. Dolphins and Manatees. I love the sea and animals and my client's faces lite up when I change the name of an exercise movement. I have bookmarked this for further reference. Stunning!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Ahydz - The video, especially the Spanish dancer video does show them to be very graceful when swimming. Thank you for stopping by!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

GmaGoldie - Thank you so much for your awesome comment. I can see where naming exercise moves after sea creatures could make it more fun. Just imagine you are swimming thru the water with them while doing the exercise, or imagine being them. What a lovely thought.

Thanks for sharing!


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

We used to go to the tide pools at Corona Del Mar in California, and we nearly always found sea slugs there. They can be beautiful! The ocean is just amazing - one of these days, I want to get to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

I used to have a salt-water tank, too, though I never delved into invertebrates. We did a fish-only tank (a few yellow tangs, a trigger fish, and some blue damsels). It did well, but we knew that invertebrates are harder to take care of than the fish!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

leahlelfer - I think it would be wonderful to see nudibranchs in tidal pools. They really are gorgeous. And I think the barrier reef would be gorgeous and have an enormous about of sealife to be seen.

I miss my fish tanks but the floors of the house I live in now probably would not support them. Fish tank are so relaxing.

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful insight.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the first place I saw them, years ago on a school excursion. They are amazing creatures. A beautiful hub, thank you.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Blossom SB - I have never seen these lovely creatures in the wild. What a joy that must have been. Thank you for stopping by!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Lovely animals and you added such excellent pictures. I especially like the videos. Voting this Up and Baautiful.


SilverGenes 4 years ago

Fabulous hub and the photos are amazing! I particularly liked the child's description of the tie-dye! Overall, I come away with the sense of what a beautiful world we live in.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

alocsin - I am so pleased that you enjoyed the images that I choose to include in this hub. There are thousands to choose from, and although I enjoyed looking through them, it was a time consuming process. Thanks for the votes and for stopping by!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

SilverGenes - I am so happy that you enjoyed this hub. I can't help but enjoy it all over again each time I come here to answer comments. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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anjperez 4 years ago

homesteadbound, you hubs are excellent for mood boards for fashion. it is inspiring!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

anjperez - What a lovely thing to say! Some of these creatures are certainly inspirational. Thanks so much!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Another lovely hub - these are such gorgeous creatures. It makes me miss my days of doing research on marine invertebrates (mostly sea urchins!). Sharing this with my followers:)


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lobobrandon 4 years ago

Wow are those real :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks you, Kris Heeter! I am glad that you found these creatures as gorgeous as I do. I love the ocean and all that is in it. Thanks so much for sharing!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, lobobrandon! Yes they are real! They are amazing and gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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alvinalex 4 years ago

It's amazing! really nice Hub I am glad to appreciate for this. Voted up :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

fascinating creature and mindblowing phots. another wonderful hub. up and shared!


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rLcasaLme 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The first image was like a dragon, but my favorite is the second, Dirona albolinieata. It looks so awesome. If I'd be asked what would I prefer be like if given the same selection of creatures, I'd prefer be that.

Beautiful.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

alvinalex - I am glad that you liked this hub. It is one of my favorites.

PDXKaraokeGuy - I thank you so much for sharing this hub. I really do find these creatures to be amazing!

rLcasaLme - It was indeed hard to pick which one should be first, but I was intrigued by the nudibranch's dragon appearance. But the second one is gorgeous as well.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

sea creatures in general are rather fascinating.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

PDXKaraokeGuy - I agree with you there. It's like a whole new world - especially around the reefs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I just noticed that you mentioned fish-tanks in one of your replies. I don't have any now, either, but they are really the most relaxing pets to have and they don't take a lot of work, either.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

BlossomSB - yes I do miss my fish tanks. I had several different kinds, but the saltwater live reef was fairly labor intensive. But I loved it! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

cindy... i've only had tropical fish tanks... did you enjoy having a marine one?


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

PDXKaraokeGuy - I thoroughly enjoyed mine, but it is 10 times more work and many times more expensive. Fish get sick and die easily because what you need to treat the fish iseases will often kill your invertebrates such as all these gorgeous creatures in this hub. If I had the money, I would definitely do it again. My last set up was a live reef, and that is the way to go. I also had an algae scrub tank/filter underneath for the water to cycle through. If you decide to do it, do a lot of research first.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

This hub is amazing! I feel like I just visited the most wonderful aquarium in the world, or maybe I had a great scuba adventure among creatures far more beautiful than those on the surface of the earth. This is so well-researched and illustrated. Thanks for introducing us to this delicate and gorgeous creature.

Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

I think these creatures are so beautiful and amazing. This is one of my favorite hub. So glad to introduce you to nudibranch. Thanks so much!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Was browsing through your hubs again (I love doing that) and came across this hub. It's so beautiful Cindy! I love the vibrant photos of each creature and reading about their characteristics. I used to do a lot of diving and I never came across any of these beautiful specimens! Great job my friend! Thumbs up and shared :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Lisa! So nice to see you again! We all get so busy - and times seems to fly by so much faster as technology is supposed to make our lives easier. I am not so sure about that! These creatures do give us a wonderful reason to stop and enjoy their beauty however, don't they? Thanks for the thumbs up and the share!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

those are great photos. what an amazing creature!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

unknown spy - they truly are amazing creatures. I find much of the life in the ocean to be so fascinating. Thanks for stopping by.


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Astralrose 4 years ago from India

Only two months ago when I got to know these creatures. I read an article, not entirely about it, in exchristian.net and really they are very beautiful and extraordinary sea creatures.

Good thing you made an impressive and very useful hub about nudibranchs. Voted up and rated, except funny!


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aykianink 4 years ago

I make it a point to read the text in hubs so I know what's going on. In this case, it was extra difficult because the pictures were so beautiful! And numerous!:-)

On another note, I got this info from "Suzie HQ"

"Hi aykianink, Thanks for the compliments! If you check out hubber homestead bound she has great dividers you are able to use once you give appropriate credit. The hub is about creating line dividers and tells you exactly how to do it, so check it out, it's excellent!"

Uh...do I have the right person?


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

aykianink - I am pleased you enjoyed this hub. Yes I do have a hub about dividers that you can use. Here is the link for you: http://hubpages.com/community/Creating-Dividers-to... Enjoy!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Astralrose - I am pleased that you enjoyed these beautiful creatures.


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Sinea Pies 3 years ago from Northeastern United States

Not only is this such an interesting hub but the photos are spectacular. I pinned a few! :) Voted up, beautiful and awesome.


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

I am pleased that you enjoyed this hub, as I find yours to be so inspiring and informative. Thanks, Sinea Pies!


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

Wow, these are beautiful creatures with a very odd name! I loved being introduced to the high fashion models of the sea!


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

They truly where gorgeous outfits!

Thanks Crystal!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Cindy,

What an amazing array of beautiful photos of the various colored and types of Nudibranchs. It was interesting reading about them and learning more about them. The videos were also well worth watching. That Spanish Dancer one did remind me of a woman swirling her colorful skirt around her legs as she dances to music. All the up votes except funny and will share with my followers.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

What interesting, beautiful creatures. I love not only your use of photos to accentuate the hub but also the quotes. The quotes about the sea were awesome. Voted up and more!


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

Peggy W - so glad you enjoyed it. I agree, they are truly beautiful. So glad to hear from another Texan!


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas Author

FlourishAnyway - they really are interesting, and beautiful. It is good to know that you enjoyed the quotes. I like to add variety to the hubs every now and then.


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mdscoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing the underwater world - something I am not all that familiar with :)


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homesteadbound 23 months ago from Texas Author

I am glad you enjoyed it mdscoggins. I truly love sealife.


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BlossomSB 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

The first time I saw these amazing creatures was on a school excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. What a great article you have written with so many examples of the wonderful variety. Thank you for all that research.


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homesteadbound 22 months ago from Texas Author

BlossomsB - Thanks so much. I love these creatures. Hope you have a chance to check out some of my sealife hubs.


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

Voted up for exceptionally lovely photos of those slimy critters!


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homesteadbound 19 months ago from Texas Author

poetryman6969 - your comment made me smile when you called nudibranchs "slimy critters". I am glad you enjoyed the hub and want to thank you for taking the time to comment. Have a great day!


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Kristen Howe 18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Cindy, I never heard of nudibranches before. These are beautiful and amusing sea creatures. Your photos were fabulous! Nice descriptions too! Voted up!


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Akriti Mattu 18 months ago from Shimla, India

Wow what a beautiful hub and what beautiful pictures .Voted up :)


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Amanda6868 18 months ago from Unknown

Very good description of this obscure sea animal. I now learned about an animal I never knew existed! Nice pictures too!


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homesteadbound 16 months ago from Texas Author

Kristen - So glad to be able to open up a whole new world of beauty for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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homesteadbound 14 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Akriti. I am pleased that you enjoyed it!


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homesteadbound 14 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much Amanda6868. The ocean holds many wonderful sea creatures.

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