25 Feb '12, 9am

25 Most Colorful Sea Slugs on Earth #nature #photography via @loris_s

25 Most Colorful Sea Slugs on Earth #nature #photography via @loris_s

The word ‘slug’ tends to conjure images of gross cabbage-eating creatures that leave slime trails in their wake; ugly drab-colored garden pests that wouldn’t be entered into even the lowliest of beauty contests. In the ocean, however, slugs can be quite the opposite… Regaled in a breathtaking mix of bold and vibrant colors, and appearing in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, the sea slugs known as nudibranchs at once fascinate and delight. All of the images collected here show nudibranchs, particularly colorful types of sea slugs. There are other species that fall under the sea slug umbrella but we’ll bet few others display such an extraordinary array of different colors as nudibranchs. Nudibranchs can be as small as half an inch in length or as large as over 20 inches long (that’s the daddy of nudibranchs, the sea lemon!). Oddly, perhaps, for such brilliantly colored cre...

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