Weekly Dive: I Wanna Be a Nudibranch & Seal Tracks
Shot in Laguna Beach, California, The Weekly Dive, a One World One Ocean original series, shares the top ocean news and fun facts for each week. -- Some species of nudibranch prey on stinging animals, such as jellies and anemones, and can store the nematocysts (stinging cells) for their own defenses. Learn more about this and the many other amazing abilities of nudibranchs here -- http://www.oneworldoneocean.org/blog/entry/oceans-5-nudibranch-super-powers -- To read more about the manta ray tracking study, go to http://www.wcs.org/press/press-releases/manta-rays-tracked-by-satellite.aspx, or read the scientific paper at http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0036834 Graham RT, Witt MJ, Castellanos DW, Remolina F, Maxwell S, et al. (2012) Satellite Tracking of Manta Rays Highlights Challenges to Their Conservation.PLoS ONE 7(5): e36834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036834 -- To learn about the satellite tag study on elephant seal foraging behavior, visit http://news.ucsc.edu/2012/05/elephant-seals.html. You can also access the scientific report via http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0036728 Robinson PW, Costa DP, Crocker DE, Gallo-Reynoso JP, Champagne CD, et al. (2012) Foraging Behavior and Success of a Mesopelagic Predator in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Insights from a Data-Rich Species, the Northern Elephant Seal. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36728. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036728 -- "I Wanna be a Nudibranch" is a parody of "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars.