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10 Photos of Sea Slugs That Will Blow Your Ocean-Lovin’ Mind

There’s a new sweetheart of the ocean, and they go by nudibranch

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© Jim Lynn

If you’re an ocean lover, you probably already have a favorite ocean creature. Whether that be a whale, octopus or sea otter, I’m here to tell you that you are dead wrong. Sea slugs, or nudibranchs, are by far the cutest, coolest and most entrancing creatures of the sea. Don’t believe me? Check out these 10 species that showcase just how spectacular nudibranchs are.

Pikachu Sea Slug (Thecacera pacifica)

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© Randi Ang

Sea Bunny (Jorunna parva)

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© National Geographic

Sea Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae)

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© Jim Lynn

Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus)

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© S. Rohrlach

Sea Angel (Clione limacine)

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© Alexander Semenov

Leaf Slug (Elysia chlorotica)

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© Nicholas E. Curtis & Ray Martinez

Neon Sea Slug (Nembrotha kubaryana)

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© Wikipedia

Donut Nudibranch (Doto greenamyeri)

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© Luko GR

Fish Sea Slug (Phylliroe bucephalum)

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© Fabien Michenet

Mustache Sea Slug (Phidiana hiltoni)

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© Tory Kallman

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