4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

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4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:12 pm

Dove at Sunnyside yesterday with SMartin and Val. Viz was decent and there was plenty to take pictures of. I was trying my snoot after a long time away from it. Had a subpar day for photographs. However, I did find a nudibranch I do not remember seeing. I believe this is a Ancula Gibbosa with a parasite in the gill area. It was very small, and I had my snoot, so the pictures are not great.

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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by ScubaJess » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:59 pm

Super nice pics!! Love the shrimp shot!!
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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by stphnmartin » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm

Great shots Scubie. You fared much better than I subject wise. Tried finding the nudi you shot in the PNW marine life book and couldn't find a match.
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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by Jan K » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:19 pm

As usual, great, sharp pics.
I will try my guess on the nudi, Pacific ancula, (Ancula gibbosa)
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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:23 pm

ScubaJess wrote:Super nice pics!! Love the shrimp shot!!


I always try to get you a Shrimp pic :) thanks Jess.


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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:24 pm

stphnmartin wrote:Great shots Scubie. You fared much better than I subject wise. Tried finding the nudi you shot in the PNW marine life book and couldn't find a match.


I was on super macro mode :) Jan just posted his guess and I think it is a match.


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Re: 4/28 - Sunnyside - New Nudibranch

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:27 pm

Jan K wrote:As usual, great, sharp pics.
I will try my guess on the nudi, Pacific ancula, (Ancula gibbosa)
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Awesome, thanks Jan! I suspected Ancula Gibbosa, but wasn’t sure. It is amazing to have hundreds of dives and still see something new.


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