NUDIBRANCHS WE LOVE YOU!
Today we are celebrating the most amazing of creatures- Nudibranchs (NEW-dih-bronk) ! These colorful and crazy sea slugs are some of the coral reefs neatest inhabitants! Come learn some fun facts about nudibranchs and make one of your own!
- Nudibranchs are mollusks.
- There are more than 3,000 species of nudibranchs.
- Their scientific name means naked gills. It refers to the gills and horns they have.
- Nudibranchs can be anywhere from .25″ to 12″ long.
- Nudibranchs are carnivores.
- Some nudibranchs are poisonous and their bright colors warn predators.
- The tentacles on their heads are sensitive to taste, touch and smell.
We could look at nudibranchs all day! Who knew such alien looking creatures existed? We made one out of clay! Come learn how you can make your very own nudibranch too!