Nudibranchs Caught in the Act!

Friday, February 21, 2014 by Becca Stanley

Jellyfish have stinging capsules that work to deter potential predators. So, can you imagine not only being able to eat a jellyfish with out being hurt, but also being able to use their stinging capsules as your own defense mechanism?  Seems like a tough feat to accomplish right?

Well that is exactly what some nudibranchs (sea slugs) do! 

Scientists have discovered how nudibranchs are stealing jellyfish stingers and using them for their own protection, check out a video on how they do it here!



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