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    Lynx Nudibranch Gets Vimeo HD Placement

    Coral Morphologic’s recent video capturing a Lynx Nudibranch (Phidiana lynceus) while is sucks down hydroids atop of an oyster (Spondylus americanus), just got placed on Vimeo’s HD channel. For those unfamiliar with Vimeo, their staff picks the best of the best HD videos and aggregates them here. The Morphologic crew’s stunning clip recently received this [...]

    Coral Morphologic’s recent video capturing a Lynx Nudibranch (Phidiana lynceus) while is sucks down hydroids atop of an oyster (Spondylus americanus), just got placed on Vimeo’s HD channel. For those unfamiliar with Vimeo, their staff picks the best of the best HD videos and aggregates them here. The Morphologic crew’s stunning clip recently received this designation, and rightfully so. Congrats guys.

    Back to the Nudi:  P. lynceus is an obligate hydroid feeder which can be extremely efficient at eliminating hydroid pests–but must be supplied a continuous source of food. After digesting the stinging hydroids the Lynx Nudibranch is then able to incorporate the eaten (and “digested) hydroid nematocysts into its beautiful spiked cerata which it uses for its own protection.

    It’s like if you ate a poison dart frog and then some how lived, and then became poisonous yourself. Just like that, but not.

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