Friday, August 31, 2007

Gelatinous Orange Creature of the Sea

Ok Folks I know you've been waiting on pins and needles for me to post the video of the gelatinous orange sea creature I found washed ashore on Sanibel Island. He is in a blue bucket full of sea water sitting on a table - so all the movement is some sort of gelatinous orange sea creature jazzersize - no current in the water. Well here he is:

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Twenty guesses as to what exactly he is. I've already ruled out various jellyfish and sea cucumbers and slugs. Perhaps he's undiscovered...doubtful...but what if, right? So let's play name that sea creature! I think Orangicanus Squishalopticus has a nice ring, maybe Larry for short.

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At 10:25 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Cool video! I, too, was thinking sea slug (did you know there's a whole Web site devoted to sea slugs? www.seaslugforum.net. Who knew?). Anyway, there's something similar called a sea hare, and that might be what our little blobby buddy is. And they come in orange, among other colors. :)

But if it is indeed an undiscovered creature, you should most certainly follow the tradition of other great discoverers and name the creature after yourself: Orangicanus Squishalopticus Simonus.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Laura said...

wow bean. i just never quite know what i might find on your blog!!! it's . . .lovely. just. . .LOVELY. and i have no clue what it is. no stinking clue.

 
At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brina,

Laura and I have seen several variations of this creature of the deep while diving. They are known as Nudibrancs, they come in various colors.

Nudibrancs are various shell-less gastropods of the order Nudibranchia, having a colorful body with fringe- like projections. They are beautiful, graceful, unreal-looking creatures. They eat plankton.

Later Brad and Laura

 

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