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Nudi pics and ID Q

Discussion in 'SoCal' started by orangelion03, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. orangelion03

    orangelion03 SoCal DIR

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    We saw lots of different nudibranchs on the Peace trip this weekend. Some I recognized, others new to me.

    First off, the photo of a Montery dorid (edited). There appears to be another smaller nudi up by the rhinophores, on the anemone. Is this a nudi or something else?

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  2. divekim

    divekim Nassau Grouper

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    Hi Robert, the white nudi next to your lemon looks a lot like a Papillosa, specifically Aeolidia papillosa.... if you have the original and can email it to me I'll take a closer look.

    Beautiful Hilton's by the way...

    Kim
     
  3. sam miller

    sam miller Public Safety Diver

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    Suggest that you might want to seach out and invest in a book, "Pacific Coast Nudibranchs" David W. Behrens, 1980, 112 pages, Sea Challengers Pubishers.

    Good color plates and easy to read descriptions for postive ID of the little critters,

    sdm
     
  4. Mo2vation

    Mo2vation Yes I Did ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Monterey dorid. That nudi in pic one is NOT a sea lemon. Its a Monterey's or what 'dette calls "the dirty dorid" (everything sticks to them.)

    The second is a Hiltons.

    The third is Sandys.

    You shooting now?

    Nice.

    Ken
     
  5. Empty V

    Empty V Solo Diver

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    Dude, Robert, who took these pics?

    Billy
     
  6. orangelion03

    orangelion03 SoCal DIR

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    Thanks all for the information!!! I have the book, but I was at work, then in emergency room for my hand (cellulitis...go figure), and at my girlfriends house so hadnt had the chance to look at it.

    Kim...thank you! It was the first Hilton's I have ever seen (or should I say "noticed"?)

    Billy!! Glad to see that stuffing yourself with lobster hasnt dampened your smart ass sense of humor :mooner:

    Ken...finally felt comfortable enough in the drysuit to get the camera wet again. It was a bit of a struggle (certainly not ready for a dry night with camera yet) but 6 or 7 nice photos out of 100 or so isnt too bad for me.

    Kalani photographed a lot more of the nudis that we saw. He also got several nice shots of torpedo rays, day and night!
     
  7. Empty V

    Empty V Solo Diver

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    Dude Robert you're awesome bro. Drysuit and Photography? Rock on my friend and what great pics! You can be the first blind underwater photographer! hahahaha!

    On a serious note though, I just read your other post and I'm glad you're okay. So they got you on antibiotics or what?

    Billy
     
  8. orangelion03

    orangelion03 SoCal DIR

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    Thanks Billy! I got to hand out huge props to guys like Ken and Scott, handling those big SLR rigs in dry suits and in surge and at night!!

    Yup...a big ole shot of antibiotics in my posterior (hey, they mix em with a little novicaine now so it doesnt hurt quite as much!), and two different huge pills to take for a week or so. At least I shouldnt be cathing any cold or flu =)
     
  9. Empty V

    Empty V Solo Diver

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    Scott, Ken and YOU got ME into photography, and now I'm selling my photo setup! LOL, I've actually moved into highend video and need to recoup some of the ridiculous costs.

    I'm never gonna forget that trip on the spectre where we saw the Black Sea Bass and all of the fish that were just floating inverted in the water column. What an amazing day that was with a solid dive buddy. I still have the pics you took on my computer at the office.

    Billy
     
  10. ICY ICE

    ICY ICE Photographer

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    why look at the book when everyone can ID them for you :D


    Nice pictures......Keep it up!
     

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