this is the beautiful charlotta's glossodoris(goniobranchus charlottae). ➡️it is an endemic specie, that means that you can find them only in the red sea!❤
it is a species of colourful sea slug, a dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family chromodorididae.
➡️in the course of their evolution, nudibranchs have lost their shell while developing alternative defense mechanisms. some species evolved an external anatomy with textures and colors that mimicked surrounding sessile invertebrate animals (often their prey sponges or soft corals) to avoid predators.🤗 ➡️nudibranchs use a variety of chemical defenses to aid in protection, but it is not necessary for the strategy to be lethal to be effective; in fact, good arguments exist that chemical defenses should evolve to be distasteful rather than toxic.
some sponge-eating nudibranchs concentrate the chemical defences from their prey sponge in their bodies, rendering themselves distasteful to predators.😉
👉 please help spread this far and wide tag & share! i'ts thursday and i have some sad news about the #nswsharknets weekly update from @apexharmony ballina shark nets. day 2 this week their small boat crew was out on the water at lennox head when they came across this 1.5m dusky whaler not long dead in the net.
duskys are timid sharks and will swim away when approached.
this small shark died needlessly in a net which provides nothing but a false sense of security for ocean users. this small shark had become a free feed for any passing shark, how is that public safety? #savesharks ⚠
today, day 4 - today they discovered 5 rays severely entangled - 4 mobula rays (3 dead) and an eagle ray (released alive.) sadly, this is just the truth of the ecological impact that these nets are having, whether the @apexharmony are there to expose it or not. today's discovery alone proves that the proposal that the modification of the shark nets will reduce the by-catch impact is transparently a failure. until the nets are permanently removed the by-catch will continue to needlessly cause suffering to our marine life .
the australian government senate inquiry released its final report into shark mitigation yesterday. its first recommendation is for shark nets to be phased out and replaced by non lethal alternatives. we agree and it must happen. time to stop playing politics.
more images to come, stay tuned. #givenetstheflicknow#nosharkcull#stopsharkcull@seashepherd@seashepherdaustralia#savemarinelife
I was quite proud of myself last night! 💁🏼♀️ it was 8:30 pm and i knew i needed a good run plus i wanted to lift so i got dressed, got in the car, and went to the gym! 🏋🏼♀️ it was tough but i had a busy evening and i knew it would make me feel great to sweat! 💦 i ran 5 km and then did 2 shoulder exercises, 2 leg excercises, and 2 ab exercises! 💪🏻 needless to say, i struggled to walk out of the gym and i struggled to lift my arms in the shower after! 😅
you don't have to spend hours in the gym to get a good workout! 🙌🏻 you just need to push yourself and do a few targeted and effective exercises! 🤗