noaasanctuaries: Bad hair day? Not quite!  This is Dendronotus...

Published: 15/05/2018
noaasanctuaries: Bad hair day? Not quite!  This is Dendronotus...
Source: MONTEREYBAYAQUARIUM.TUMBLR.COM

noaasanctuaries : Bad hair day? Not quite!  This is Dendronotus iris , a kind of nudibranch. Those “hairs” you see are actually branching gills, which can be tipped with white, orange, yellow, or purple. This nudibranch prowls the rocky reefs of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for anemones to chow down on.  (Photo: Chad King/NOAA)  [Image: A close view of a nudibranch, a shell-less mollusk.

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