Hilton's Aeolid



Slugs Are Beautiful

Monterey Bay is a haven for nudibranchs and other sea slugs, delighting divers with their vivid colors and intricate patterns. These gastropods, often referred to as “sea slugs,” include species like the vibrant Spanish shawl and the striking Hopkins’ rose. Found on rocky reefs, kelp forests, and sandy bottoms, nudibranchs play essential ecological roles as predators of sponges, anemones, and barnacles. Their diverse appearances and behaviors make them a fascinating subject for underwater exploration.

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