How did this event become a thing? Tracy Dendy is the one behind all of this. She’s a New-York-based UX designer who was just working on some sea slugs-placeholders images when her coworker Curt realized that few of those sea slugs actually remind him of David Bowie. Before she knew it, the Tumblr account, Bowebranchia (a name that Tracy’s boyfriend came up with) was a thing. “I started to explore the connection from there and I could not stop finding exact matches for each of the Bowie outfits,” Tracy explained. Colorful sea slugs (Opisthobranchia) use their vivid appearances to scare off the predators, representing themselves as potentially toxic. A simple hobby of Tracy soon became much more. In a blink of an eye, her collection was all over the Internet. “Researching David Bowie has been really inspirational. I always had an interest in fashion design and I love that he was so connected to the artists who made his clothes. I also want to mention that I am adding the photographer’s credits to as many posts as I can – they really are the magic people who find these teeny-tiny creatures on reefs and take these amazing macro photos. I hope this encourages more people to be curious about science and biology and appreciate the magnificence of the ocean and how we can all help to take care of it together.”
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Let’s be honest this is not the weirdest thing you’ve seen on the Internet
At this point we don’t even know are the sea slugs copying Bowie or is it another way around?
When the UX designer, Tracy Dendy was working on some sea slugs images, her coworker noticed some of them looked like David Bowie.
“I started to explore the connection from there and I could not stop finding exact matches for each of the Bowie outfits,” Tracy explained.
This is getting too real now.
Bowie looking like a super talented sea slug here more than ever.
The hues that match so well, keep on frightening me.