New Nudibranch Arrives

New Nudibranch Arrives

Today, our friend Simon brought us a beautiful new nudibranch he found along the Wellington South Coast. 

This lavender and white, shell-less cousin of a sea snail (Jason mirabilis) is found on rocky reefs around New Zealand.  Its only food is colonial hydroids (tiny cousins of sea anemones and corals) that look like bushy seaweeds.