This is a creature cast I made for my class, Invertebrate Zoology, at Brown University. Nudibranchs fall within gastropods and are an anomaly because they steal defense mechanisms from their prey to use as their own. In this video, we explore how nudibranchs steal jellyfish stinging capsules (nematocysts) to defend themselves while also getting a good meal.
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Script, voice, art, and editing are by me (Lauren Cheung).
Special thanks to Professor Casey Dunn, Rosalyn Price-Waldman, Bryn Bliska, and Natasha Nguyen.
Music: Thinking of You by Gillicuddy