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Unknown marine slugs from outer space

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by prawnfart, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. prawnfart

    prawnfart Garibaldi

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    Hello everyone! I'm still pretty new in diving, having only slightly over 50 dives, therefore I haven't seen enough marine life to correctly identify these sea creatures. I found these during a night dive in Anilao and the dive guide told my wife and I that these are nudibranch/s. I actually thought nothing of it and just agreed.

    Looking back at the pictures again, it seems doubtful though seeing how these were on the seabed and they don't look like anything. Can someone help to identify these? i'm really dying to know
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  2. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

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    Nudis are some of the coolest things you can find on a dive however from the pictures here, I can't tell what they are. You will find nudis on the seabed as well as on rock. The first thing that is a giveaway are the branchial plumes on the backs which are essentially naked gills.
     
  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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  4. kevjli

    kevjli Solo Diver

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  5. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Yes Turk! My bad. I thought prawnfart was from So Cal, not Singapore.

    I've deleted my other post.
     
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  7. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    I think see hares as well. They look very similar to those we have in NW Florida. I find them in groups like that too.
     
  8. kevjli

    kevjli Solo Diver

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    Sea hares are hermaphrodites. When I see the little ones in Hawaii, there are usually hundreds chasing each other around.
     
  9. prawnfart

    prawnfart Garibaldi

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    oh wow. mystery finally solved! To be honest, they look a little gross having all grouped up together. the photos didn't really show but there were hundreds of them gathered together in a spot.
     
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  10. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's an orgy of sea hares :D
     

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