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Nudibranches

IJsselstein, Tuesday, 7 August 2001

Nudibranches, or sea slugs, are not very well known except by divers, who really value them for their often extravagant colors.

Further Reading...

A nice website, with a lot of information and a discussion forum can be found on www.seaslugform.net.

A comprehensive site, originally concentrating on Mediterranean seaslugs, but now also with hundreds pictures taken in Bohol, is www.medslugs.de.

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

caroline wrote:
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 07:09:15 PHT
I have long been fascinated by these little animals. Thanks for the pictures.
clarence wrote:
Thursday, 19 February 2009 08:08:42 PHT
that's why i love water soo much...aren't they beautiful.....
Loth wrote:
Thursday, 29 March 2007 12:34:30 PHT
Are these edible or venomous/ harmful creatures?
Jeffrey wrote:
Monday, 23 August 2004 14:06:36 PHT
unsa may mga binisaya anaa nga mga kinhasona uy, mga nudi branch..unsa pa diha...puro mana latin ug maningles

jeff

Since most of these creatures never have been part of the lives of the people (although they lived just a few metres below the surface of the sea), they never received names. Also, it doesn't make much sense to try and give them names in the local language now, as there are so many, and people skilled enough to keep them apart are few. You would end up with every individual giving them different names, and that doesn't help in communicating about them also. So, the only thing we are left with are the scientific names, which are reasonably well-established, and, although they may be difficult for the un-initiated, are internationally recognized by the experts.--Jeroen.

FSPacatan, MD wrote:
Tuesday, 6 May 2003 11:31:22 PHT
Seen some at the nearby island province of Siquijor during one of our invertebrate zoology fieldtrips in college. Very colorful and fascinating sea creatures... You should see them in motion... better than ballerinas! Hope to see their 'cousins' in Bohol this weekend na!!

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