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orangelion03
December 3rd, 2007, 07:04 PM
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?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/orangelion03/sealemon.jpg

Hiltons' Aeolid
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/orangelion03/nudibranch1.jpg

sandiegensis
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/orangelion03/nudibranch2.jpg

divekim
December 3rd, 2007, 08:05 PM
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

sam miller
December 3rd, 2007, 08:57 PM
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

Mo2vation
December 3rd, 2007, 09:02 PM
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

Empty V
December 4th, 2007, 12:39 AM
Dude, Robert, who took these pics?

Billy

orangelion03
December 4th, 2007, 01:20 AM
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!

Empty V
December 4th, 2007, 01:32 AM
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

orangelion03
December 4th, 2007, 12:40 PM
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 =)

Empty V
December 4th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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 =)

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

ICY ICE
December 5th, 2007, 10:20 PM
why look at the book when everyone can ID them for you :D


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

Mo2vation
December 5th, 2007, 10:27 PM
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!!


And a scooter. Can't forget the scooter. And the Cam, and the DS and the Can light and the, and the, and the....

Having a great buddy (ken sneezes and says, "Claudette") helps a lot too.

Glad you're OK, bud.

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Ken

CompuDude
December 6th, 2007, 09:25 PM
So no one can identify the mystery nudi in photo #1 above, being eaten by the anenome? Once I have enough free time to breath, I'll see if I can clean up some of my shots and get them posted. I have a couple more of that one, although the resident nudi experts on the Peace with us were not able to ID it, either. It appeared to be dead, and thus the body may have changed enough to be unrecognizable.

CompuDude
December 7th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Hey! I can't claim to be 100% correct in this, but I found a couple of photos of Aeolidia papillosa that look an awful lot like that mystery nudi. Could that be what it is? And interestingly, apparently they feed on anenomes. So perhaps it's not as dead as we first thought?

Some downsized crops of my photos of the same thing Robert posted:

http://www.kalani.net/LJ/IMG_5834-crop-sm.jpg

http://www.kalani.net/LJ/IMG_5835-crop-sm.jpg

orangelion03
December 7th, 2007, 10:46 PM
Great shots Kalani!! Now when do I get the ones of MEEE?!?! :D

Kim posted just after my original and had ID it as papillosa. Also known as shag rug nudi! I wish I'd have noticed it when I took the photo, not AFTER.

Damn my eyes! Too late...

orangelion03
December 7th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Ken...

Regards ID of yellow nudi...if I compare that critter in my pic to the one in Gotshall's guide, I have to say it's a Lemon and not a Montery. The Sea Lemon in his book looks very "dirty" compared to the Montery. Is there another ID item I'm not catching??

riguerin
December 7th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Ken...

Regards ID of yellow nudi...if I compare that critter in my pic to the one in Gotshall's guide, I have to say it's a Lemon and not a Montery. The Sea Lemon in his book looks very "dirty" compared to the Montery. Is there another ID item I'm not catching??

Comparison of Monterey and Noble Dorid. (http://www.seaslugforum.net/display.cfm?id=3161). Although the gills aren't clearly visible, from the spots in your pic (dark on the bumps versus between), it looks like a Monterey.

Then again, next time you might try the scratch and sniff (http://www.seaslugforum.net/factsheet.cfm?base=anisnobi) test ;)

"By the way, Anisodoris nobilis is the only one of these [sea-lemon] dorids with a distinct lemon scent. Its citrus fruit aroma is quite pleasant and usually only given off when the animal is handled."

Mo2vation
December 7th, 2007, 11:48 PM
Ken...

Regards ID of yellow nudi...if I compare that critter in my pic to the one in Gotshall's guide, I have to say it's a Lemon and not a Montery. The Sea Lemon in his book looks very "dirty" compared to the Montery. Is there another ID item I'm not catching??

Lemons have skin like a Pips Up Ping Pong Paddle (huge original image here (http://www.pbase.com/firelogg/image/69377482/original))
http://k43.pbase.com/g6/70/10870/2/69377482.loj50EPz.jpg


Monty's are all sticky, like Rick said (Huge original image here (http://www.pbase.com/firelogg/image/63935948/original))
http://i.pbase.com/g4/70/10870/2/63935948.4W3zxR5P.jpg


---
Ken

orangelion03
December 7th, 2007, 11:53 PM
And blinded! Dayum Ken, those are CLOSE!!! I may have nightmares.

Thanks Rick and Ken for the clarification.

Ordered a pair of calendars too =)

divekim
December 8th, 2007, 12:33 PM
So no one can identify the mystery nudi in photo #1 above, being eaten by the anenome? Once I have enough free time to breath, I'll see if I can clean up some of my shots and get them posted. I have a couple more of that one, although the resident nudi experts on the Peace with us were not able to ID it, either. It appeared to be dead, and thus the body may have changed enough to be unrecognizable.

Unfortunately, no one paid attention to my post except that I didn't bother to notice that the lemon wasn't a lemon, of course I was paying more attention to the little nudi that Robert asked to be id'd which as I stated before is Aeolidia Papillosa.

Sorry you've been sitting here still thinking you're question hadn't been answered.

Kim

CompuDude
December 8th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Unfortunately, no one paid attention to my post except that I didn't bother to notice that the lemon wasn't a lemon, of course I was paying more attention to the little nudi that Robert asked to be id'd which as I stated before is Aeolidia Papillosa.

Sorry you've been sitting here still thinking you're question hadn't been answered.

Kim
Doh! You're so right! :dork2: Dunno how I missed that... although in all fairness, you wanted to look at the original to be sure and I never heard confirmation.

No worries, though, and good call. ;-)

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