The much desired Nudibranch

Flabellina exoptata

Guardian: Ellen Ericson

I believe that Dr. Seuss started writing books after meeting this nudibranch:

This is the most beautiful creature you may ever see

It slides along eating jellyfish trees

the cells from the jellyfish grow in its skin

and its colour changes according to the food it takes in.

It can’t really see but smells everything

With two dancing noses that are long and thin

And it never gets puffed because it breathes through its skin.

To not be amazed, I believe is a sin,

For Flabellina exoptata is an amazing thing.