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Nudibranch Lovers

Discussion in 'Marine Life and Ecosystems' started by Tjack, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    what do you mean "thought"? :p
    Depending on where you are mentally you look at things a bit different though, dont you? Like if you're an avid photographer you look at whats around you in a more.. "artistic" manner than someone whos just talking an afternoon stroll..
     
  2. Tjack

    Tjack Solo Diver

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    I know what you mean Dr. Bill, us nudibranchophiles often feel the same way. I was in Socorro diving with the megafauna and photographing sea goddesses. Everyone one the boat thought I was crazy. You've got me pegged I am a life list birder.

    Anilao, Philippines is considered THE Nudibranch Mecca after all.

    As you well know your local waters are full of Nudis, here is a Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea) The common Nudibranch in SoCal.

    Spanish Shall Nudi lovers.jpg

    Looks like Nudibranch Lovers is on a roll, we have Nudi photos from Australia, South Africa, North Carolina and Florida so far, Wow! Nudibranchophiles from around the world unite!
     
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  3. Steve_C

    Steve_C Divemaster

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    Here is the one we see fairly often in NC on the wrecks

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  4. Roko

    Roko DIR Practitioner

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    A Red Gilled nudi from earlier this year in the Sechelt inlet, BC, Canada. One of my favorites :)
     

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  5. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

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    All the ones in my flickr set (including the little family I posted here - which btw is probably the least good photo) is taken in the Red Sea (Strait of Tiran to Ras Mohammed)
     
  6. WetLens

    WetLens REEF Volunteer

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    Flabellina Verta - taken a couple of weeks ago at Blue Heron Bridge.
    FL_130918_7002.jpg
     
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  7. Tjack

    Tjack Solo Diver

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    Nice run of Flabelina going.

    So far we have Nudis from California, British Columbia, North Carolina, Florida, Egypt, South Africa, Australia and Philippines.

    All in under 24 hours, keep em coming.
     
  8. dimac

    dimac Nassau Grouper

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    Cerberilla sp, Anilao

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  9. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

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    Here's the last one I have that's worth sharing (I'm unfortunately not the greatest photographer):

    PICT0024.jpg

    You'll have to click on the pic to see clearly. It's a Cape Silvertip nudibranch with its egg ribbon (the weird squiggly bit in the middle). Both the pics I posted were taken on the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg (Miller's Point, Cape Town, South Africa), scuttled about 20 years ago to form an artificial reef. It's useless for those who like to do penetrations since the structure's become very unstable, but it has a nice variety of critters living on it. The sand beneath the wreck is at about 20 metres (65 feet); the topmost part of the structure at about 15 metres (50 feet). So it's shallow enough to have quite a long dive searching for nudibranchs and other interesting little creatures.
     
  10. xyrandomyx

    xyrandomyx Barracuda

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    I just had a look at the Flickr set -- some great pics there!
     

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