Stop clowning around!
This little nudibranch, spotted in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, is none other than the sea-clown triopha. The word “nudibranch” means “naked gills,” describing the feathery gills these sea slugs wear on their backs. What’s your favorite nudibranch?
(Photo: Greg McFall/NOAA)
[Image description: A white and orange sea slug on algae.]