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Rare sea slug discovered in British waters for first time | sea ​​life

Extremely rare multicolored sea slug found in British waters for in first time.

colorful sea slug, Babakina anadonimeasures just 2cm in length and has been confirmed as first observation by the Cornish Wildlife Trust and the Islands of Scilly Wildlife Foundation.

It’s been seen off islands of Scilly by Allen Murray, volunteer diver taking part in the Wildlife Trusts Seasearch initiative, which asks citizen scientists to dive and record wildlife around the coast.

The snail is usually found in warmer edges. It is very rare and only a few have been recorded. of times along the west coast of Spain and south in Atlantic Ocean.

Matt Slater, Marine Conservation Officer, Cornish Wildlife Trust and Coordinator of Marine Search program for Cornwall and islands of Seeley, said: “What an incredible find! We were very excited to hear about the sighting of this colorful nudibranch is a species we believe has never been recorded in UK before.

“His one of the most beautiful sea slugs I’ve ever seen, and given that there are fewer of them half the size of your little finger, it’s amazing that Allen noticed it at all! There’s still so much out there that we are not know about our Marine environment. Records like this is from our Seasarch divers vital in help us understand and better protect our seas.”

Sea slugs, technically called nudibranchs, are similar to their terrestrial cousins, but much more more colorful and interesting shapes. They feed on algae, anemones and other sea slugs.

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Lucy McRobert, connection manager on islands of Scilly Wildlife Trust, added: “We never cease to be amazed at how wildlife is transformed up in Scillonian waters. From rare and beautiful nudibranch clams to purple sea snails. great whales like humpbacked and finned, every time we dive underwater, we recognize and see something new!”

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