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Nudibranch Lovers

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

  1. Tjack

    Tjack Solo Diver

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    Yea Nudibranchs!!!

    So here is a question for all the Nudibranch lovers out there, where is the best snorkeling for Nudibranchs?

    I am no longer diving due to being bent twice but I sure miss the Nudis and all the other wonders of the aquatic realm.

    I'm so glad I got to dive Blue Heron Bridge with Scuba Jenny on my second to last dive.
     
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  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sorry to hear about this @Tjack

    Yesterday I took a sequence of shots of a Caloria militaris at a site off Fujairah, UAE.

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  3. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    Any island with lagoon flats will be good for snorkeling for Nudibranchs. Google earth Heron Island Australia for an idea of an island with lagoon flats.
     
  4. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    E9DD5273-22EC-4C12-942B-CEE2579E6CAF.jpeg Goniobranchus collingwoodi

    This is one of my favourite local Nudibranchs, it has such gorgeous colours and it looks like it is covered in tiny stars!!
    Location: La Balsa Park Qld Australia
    Size: 50mm
    Depth: 6.3M
    Temp:24C

    Happy diving
     
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  5. hilljo88

    hilljo88 Barracuda

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    4D3F01FE-C6E2-4A97-A685-6C4FC01D8E07.jpeg Purple crowned sea goddess- Grand Cayman
     
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  6. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Some nudi shots from my recent trip to Cebu and Negros Oriental in the Philippines

    Goniobranchus kuniei

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    Still to ID, probably a Phyllodesmium sp.

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    Two Halgerda batangas getting jiggy with it

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    Still to ID probably Elysioidea sp
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    Nembrotha sp

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    Still to ID this one

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    and this one

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    Oxynoe sp

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    Not quite sure how a three-some works, and still to ID this one.

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  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    You're quite the voyeur.
     
  8. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I wonder if PADI has a Nudi Porn Speciality :rofl3:
     
  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    The very first nudis that I ever saw were doin' it!
     
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  10. macado

    macado PADI Pro

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    Peirce Island (Portsmouth, New Hamsphire) has been absolutely fantastic this winter.

    The hydroid field is dense and there are hundreds, if not thousands of nudibranchs to be photographed.

    Here are a few from yesterday (January 25th) We had about 30ft+ (~9m) of visibility which is really good for this dive site. Water temperature is around 38-39f (~4c) and a max depth of 74ft (~22m)

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