The Spanish shawl (Flabellina iodinea) is a nudibranch native to the North American west coast, ranging from British Columbia, Canada to Baja California Sur, Mexico, and even the Galápagos Islands. Nudibranchs are carnivorous sea slugs. They are among the most colorful creatures on earth. Their color patterns make them invisible or warn off predators as being distasteful or poisonous.
Photo credit: Magnus Kjærgaard
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