Photo of the Day – Red Dendronotid: Point Hudson


Here’s another wonderful shot by Bruce Kerwin at the jetty of Point Hudson. Friend and marine educator Libby Palmer send me additional info: “Red Dendronotid is the name of one particular type of nudibranch (another word not usually familiar to most folks).  Nudibranchs (meaning naked gills) are marine animals related to snails but have shells only in their very early planktonic stages.  They’re often called sea slugs but are so attractive and brilliantly colored that it seems unfair to use that name. The Northwest is especially rich in colorful nudibranchs; about 50 species are commonly seen here.”  

Red Dendronotid: Point Hudson, WA

Red Dendronotid: Point Hudson, WA

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