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Nudibranch Lovers

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

  1. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We've had very few nudi sightings over the past month but they are back this weekend with a bang.

    I've been using my new 105mm lens with a new port for my Sea&Sea housing but unable to fit the manual gear focus ring as it doesn't allow me to load the camera into the housing (and yes I know about the two yellow dot alignment to pass over the gear mechanism).

    Autofocus frustrates the hell out of me and I miss too many shots.

    Eubranchus sp., shot with the 60mm lens a week ago.

    FUJ_5048MCsig-M.jpg

    The remaining shots done with the 105mm lens this weekend.

    Hypselodoris carnae

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    Caloria militaris

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    Two Goniobranchus annulata about to get jiggy with it.

    FUJ_5266MCsig-M.jpg

    The H. carnae were everywhere on one of the wrecks we dived

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    My favourite shot from the weekend is this H. kanga

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    Lastly I now had the opportunity to try out my Kraken +23 diopter on this H. carnae

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  2. BenjaminF

    BenjaminF ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wow! Those are amazing photos!
     
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  3. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    End of January is not the best time at Bali - but still plenty of nudibranches.
    Unfortunately I forgot to bring my Aquako IV diopter, very difficult for anything smaller than 5mm
    here few of them - some are not or might incorrectly identified.

    49570201157_cc63353e41_z.jpg Nudibranch Spanish dancer, Hexabranchus sanguineus, Padang bai, Bali-1261292.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49570055527_636233e978_z.jpg Nudibranch Sp. TBA , Padang bai, Bali-.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49568629243_a179baa5b1_z.jpg Nudibranch, Flabelina sp, Melasti, Bali-1240462.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49565085048_d3d5a8131c_z.jpg Nudibranch Hypselodoris nigrostriata, Tulamben, Bali-1250861.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49564961678_60f164e467_z.jpg Nudibranch Hypselodoris kanga, Tulamben, Bali-1250842.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49537681957_0f0059d3e2_z.jpg Nudibranch Janouls sp, Seraya, Bali-1250729.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49536958293_cf0232058e_z.jpg Nudibranch Melibe sp, Bulakan, Bali-1250765.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49535510066_74128ff1a8_z.jpg Sea slug elysia ornata, Melasti, Bali-1240468.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49534961523_041a42280e_z.jpg Nudibranch Favorinus sp (not sure), Melasti, Bali-1240471.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49505803366_9b4422b499_z.jpg Nudibranch TBA at Bulakan, Tulamben, Bali-1230274.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr
     
  4. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    still from same Bali trip

    49601130646_436de758e6_z.jpg Nudibranch Chromodoris annae, Padang Bai, Bali-1261263.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627618246_733a1589f9_z.jpg Nudibranch Gymnodoris aurita, Padang Bai, Bali-1261259.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627009608_3b9079ffb4_z.jpg Nudibranch TBAi, Padang Bai, Bali-1261235.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627316862_f83914fb87_z.jpg Nudibranch Tambja morosa, Padang Bai, Bali-1261140.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49601392362_9794e28b74_z.jpg Nudibranch Halgerda terramtuentis, Padang Bai, Bali-1261114.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49596663383_ec969f14f1_z.jpg Nudibranch Flabellina trilineata, Bulakan, Bali-1250904.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49597413052_fd991eb87a_z.jpg Nudibranch Thecacera picta, Bulakan, Bali-1240501.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr
     
  5. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Katameya Heights, New Cairo
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    and the next are very tiny, some is not bigger than rice grain

    49626191933_2ddfc4558e_z.jpg Sea slug TBA, Padang Bai, Bali-1261221.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627083592_9664a36c70_z.jpg Tiny nudibranch TBA, Padang Bai, Bali-1261199.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49626292633_83032741b3_z.jpg Tiny nudibranch TBA, Padang Bai, Bali-1261201.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627009813_b45c80c725_z.jpg Nudibranch TBAi, Padang Bai, Bali-1261184.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49627617571_af1319e287_z.jpg Nudibranch TBA, Padang Bai, Bali-1261309.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49597162436_5f38379e5a_z.jpg Nudibranch costasiella ocellifera, Melasti, Bali-1240515.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49597625892_7f04a253f7_z.jpg Nudibranch costasiella ocellifera and Stiliger ornatus, Melasti, Bali-1240527.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr

    49597625782_bb9b9d4f84_z.jpg P1240531.jpg by Wisnu Purwanto, on Flickr
     
  6. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Great shots Wisnu.
     
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  7. Bora_Horza

    Bora_Horza Barracuda

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    A few from snorkelling near Pefkohori, Macedonia, Greece:

    48670652333_1f5af84d2a_h.jpg Ragged sea hare (Bursatella leachii) by Iain Fraser, on Flickr

    48671168117_640f803c2d_h.jpg Ragged sea hare (Bursatella leachii) by Iain Fraser, on Flickr
     
  8. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    I found this undescribed Unidentia sp01 in the Mooloolah River on my last dive. So far this is the only location this species has been sighted.
     
  9. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
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    Fresh water?
     
  10. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    0803F614-2D08-497E-B25F-F3F8B1D205D2.jpeg No mate, Saltwater.
    X marks the spot.
     
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