ENVIRONMENT
10/23/2014 02:59 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2014

If You Don't Already Know What A Nudibranch Is, This Will Blow Your Mind

These nudibranchs are ready for their closeup.

Videographer Dustin Adamson of Oceanshutter.com filmed the marine mollusks in Papua New Guinea, capturing their vivid allure.

"The different shapes, colors, and sizes make each species of nudibranchs unique," Adamson writes on Vimeo. "Hopefully with this video that is up close and personal with the nudis, you gain the appreciation for their beauty."

There are more than 3,000 known species of nudibranchs, according to National Geographic. They get their trippy coloring from the food they eat, aiding their camouflage.

And these invertebrates can be as ravenous as they are ravishing: nudibranchs can consume all of a jellyfish besides the stingers, then use the stingers to attack predators.

H/T Laughing Squid

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