First part of a series of post about these beautiful and colorful creatures that populate the seas all over the world.

Sheep Sea Slug – Costasiella kuroshimae

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This sacoglossan feeds on green algae, it has the ability to incorporates the chloroplasts from the algae into its body and use them to perform photosynthesis, making them solar-powered sea slugs. They literally go green!

Wikipedia, http://www.letsdivetulamben.com/blog/leaf-sheep-slug/

The Pilgrim hervia – Cratena peregrina

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Learn more about this slug here.

Photo by: Jordi Benitez https://www.tumblr.com/search/jordi benitez

Black and Gold Sapsucking Slug – Cyerce nigricans

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Learn more about Cyerce nigricans here.


The Bullock’s Hypselodoris – Hypselodoris bullockii

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White-lined Dirona – Dirona albolineata

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Pale blue nudibranch – Chromodoris willani

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Photoho by: Samantha Craven Madasamarinebiologist.com and Wikipedia


The Lettuce Sea Slug – Elysia crispata

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Photo by: Ashley Hauck Wikipedia


Spanish Dancer – Hexabranchus sanguineus

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Beautiful Sea Slugs – Phyllodesmium poindimiei

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Long transparent nudibranch, the pink parts visible inside the cerata, or “horns”, aren’t veins but parts of thedigestive tract, known with the scientific name of diverticulum.

Photo by: Ken Thongpila Wikipedia

Reticulated Chromodoris – Chromodoris reticulata

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Sea Hare – Aplysia sp.

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A black form of Aplysia sydneyensis

Photo by Zosterops Wikipedia

The Pikachu nudibranch – Thecacera pacifica

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What do you know, the Pikachu of the seas, a true challenge for the Pokémon GO enthusiast, if they want to catch it they might need a water proof smartphone and scuba dive gear.

Photo by: Nudi Gal Wikipedia