Psychedelic sea slugs
sea slugs, called nudibranchs,
spend their days at the bottom of the ocean. While nudibranchs are sea
slugs not all sea slugs are nudibranchs.
are hermaphrodites like their garden cousins, with a set of
reproductive organs for both sexes. However, they can rarely fertilise
bright colours and intricate designs serve to ward off predators as
well as providing an eye-catching display for curious divers.
whose name means 'naked gills', grow from just one-inch-long up to 24
inches and live in salt water across the globe.
amazing creatures were caught on camera by British photographers David
and Debi Henshaw, on diving trips to Indonesia and the Philippines.
come in a spectacular range of colours and shapes, and they're very
eye-catching even underwater.
dedicate their careers to finding and classifying them and you can get
to be a bit of a buff. They're fascinating things.
are already more than 3,000 known varieties of nudibranch
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