Nudibranchs dazzle the eye with their colors and shapes, yet the animals themselves can only see light and dark. Some species are hidden, camouflaged amongst their prey, others are stand-out eye candy! Tiny predators of a variety of marine invertebrates, including their fellow sea slugs, nudibranchs will surprise you with the variety of life styles they lead. This presentation introduces nudibranchs, their natural history and role in the marine ecosystem as both predator and prey.
Nancy Treneman is a marine biologist specializing in shipworms, nudibranchs, seaweeds, microgastropods and marine debris. She conducts research projects on the rocky shores of the southern Oregon coast from Cape Arago to Point St. George, CA.