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Carrot Patch

This horny looking little guy is actually a sea going slug - called a nudibranch, or 'naked lung' in rough translation. Varieties of these animals are found the world over. This one is found in the colder waters of the Pacific - I'll spare the latin name. The orange appendages are called rhinophores and contain a poisonous toxin that is quite distasteful to predators. This guy is but about one inch long, but what he lacks in size he more than makes up for in spectacular beauty. Fish Portrait Series.

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Loredana 17 Apr 2006

Beautiful color Rick :)

Simone Reijenga 20 Sep 2004

fantastic!!

Emilio B. Campo-Diaz 20 Jul 2004

Amazing photo...

Nancy Woolweber 20 Jul 2004

Very Impressive!

thea walstra 20 Jul 2004

Stunning Rick!