Robert Burn is both an amateur seashore naturalist and internationally respected authority on nudibranchs
and related molluscs--an encouraging example showing that anyone with sufficient interest and enthusiasm can make a valuable contribution to scientific knowledge.
The chemical defense of nudibranch
mollusks: structure, biosynthetic origin and defensive properties of terpenoids from the dorid nudibranch
Most conspicuous among these was the dramatic increase in intertidal density in northern California of the bright pink dorid nudibranch
Okenia rosacea (Kraybill-Voth 2015; Stephens 2015).
group of molluscs achieve their brilliantly coloured surfaces from the pigments they ingest with their food.
New diterpenoic acid glycerides from the Antarctic nudibranch
Indeed, the rhinophores are considered a primary chemosensory organ in nudibranch
mollusks (Alexander, 1970; Wedemeyer and Schild, 1995).
Elaborates its Own Chemical Defense.
The simultaneous hermaphrodite nudibranch
mollusk Aplysia with internal crossed fertilization, produces water-borne attractin pheromones in the oviduct and are released during egg laying (Cummins et al.
We're taken to a fascinating world and shown things I've never seen on any other wildlife documentary, like a snail attacking a starfish and a sea slug called a nudibranch
eating an anemone.
While the message is important, it's the visual thrills that will most captivate audiences; the remarkable Frog Fish looking just like a sponge, an orange rag-like Nudibranch
sucking down on a forest of tube anemone tentacles, the permanently enraged Humboldt squids and the elegantly feisty Mantis shrimp, the world's most powerful creature for its size, battling a marauding octopus.
, pom-pom anemone, and predatory tunicate;
Knowledgeably co-authored by Nudibranch
enthusiasts David W.