Underwater photos from Komodo, Indonesia
Nembrotha aurea nudibranch, or sea slug, Komodo National Park, Komodo, Indonesia.
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These beautiful nudibranchs are common in the southern part of the Komodo National Park. Like all nudibranchs, they advertise their toxic nature with bright warning colors and markings. Obvious are the branched gills and the rhinophores, used by the nudibranch to search for prey. The Komodo National Park is home to the unique Komodo Dragon, but also has some remarkable marine life. Cold upwellings from the Indian Ocean to the south bring plenty of nutrients, providing food for a...more »
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