by David Behrens
Nudibranchs are among the most beautiful creatures of the reef, delighting the observer with dazzling colors and shapes. Unlike fishes that may disappear from our sight in the blink of an eye, the striking colored nudibranchs glide slowly on the seabed, giving us enough time to observe them and appreciate their extraordinary features.
While other nudibranch books available in the market focus on the identification of these beautiful animals, this book written by Dave Behrens brings us to this incredible world from another perspective. The author explains that, having their bodies without a shell that protects them, these animals are relatively unprotected, so it raises some questions: how can they survive in the oceans where “the law of the jungle” prevails? how do these apparently blind creatures locate their food and their partners? what do they eat? how do they eat? how do they reproduce? how do they relate to the other inhabitants of the reef? These and many other questions are answered in this magnificent book, profusely illustrated with hundreds of photographs and explanatory drawings.
You will never watch nudibranchs the same way again. A must-read book for all nudibranch lovers.
Title: Nudibranch Behavior
Author: Dave W. Behrens
Pages: 176 pages.