Nudibranchs: Snails of the Sea

Nudibranchs are the colorful underwater relatives of land snails. They crawl along the ocean floor eating sponges, crustaceans, and jellyfish (and they can actually use the jellyfish toxins they consume as a defense against larger predators — pretty neat, eh?).

These incredible animals are extremely difficult to find, so it’s not surprising that biologists are constantly discovering new species, on a near-daily basis.

Watch the video to learn more about these brilliant creatures.

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