We have some colorful friends join us at camp- sea slugs! So let’s meet our nudibranch friends!
- Nudibranchs are mollusks.
- They are members of the sea slug family.
- There are more than 3,000 species of nudibranchs.
- Nudibranchs can be anywhere from .25″ to 12″ long.
- Nudibranchs are carnivores.
- They get their bright warning coloration from the food they eat.
- Some nudibranchs are poisonous. They retain the toxins from their prey.
- The tentacles on their heads are sensitive to taste, touch and smell.
- Some nudibranchs store algae in their tissues. They live off sugar produced by that algae during photosynthesis.
- Nudibranch can only detect light.
These little campers sure are bright and colorful! When you’re done meeting them- head over to the craft tent and get out the crayons and color the nudibranch coloring sheet.