Scyllaea pelagica, 20 May 2014

Scyllaea pelagica, the Sargassum nudibranch;
Volusia county, Florida (20 May 2014).

The Sargassum nudibranch is a small mollusk adapted to scratching out a living in floating mattes of Sargassum brown macroalgae. When sargassum washes up ashore, sometimes you can find a tiny nudibranch trying to work out its next move.

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