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.



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