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Posted by Merry on May 03, 2013 at 08:57:41:

At least 1,200 species of opisthobranch have been described from the Indo-Pacific Tropics, and Anilao is one of the ultimate destinations for nudiphiles. Admittedly, the main focus of our trip was to see the wild and wooly nudis that abundantly populate the area. Kevinís friend, Peri Paleracio, was our extraordinary guide. Periís bubbly personality and entertaining stories made the trip even more fun.

This photo shows Phil Garner, Peri Paleracio, and Kevin Lee, all of whom live and dive for nudis. The gesture theyíre making is some kind of code, the meaning of which is known only to those in their secret societyÖ

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Here we are meeting up with another world-class nudiphile, Mike Bartick, and his guests from Crystal Blue Resort.

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My small offering of nudibranchs doesnít begin ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨to do them justice. See Kevinís collection at diverkevin.com for the real scope.

Ardeadoris egretta
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Chromodoris annae
Chromodoris annae photo ChromodorisannaeDSC_8368_zpsbb53edea.jpg
Chromodoris dianae
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Chromodoris elisabethina
Chromodoris elisabethina photo ChromodoriselisabethinaDSC_8360_zps2eb6585d.jpg


Chromodoris geometrica
Chromodoris geometrica photo ChromodorisgeometricaDSC_8627_zpsea6b4332.jpg


Chromodoris kuniei
Chromodoris kuniei photo ChromodoriskunieiDSC_8778_zps75a54615.jpg


Chromodoris magnifica
Chromodoris magnifica photo ChromodorismagnificaDSC_8804_zpsef339677.jpg


Chromodoris willani
Chromodoris willani photo ChromodoriswillaniDSC_8695_zpscea8e783.jpg


Glossodoris cincta
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Gymnodoris ceylonica
Gymnodoris ceylonica photo GymnodorisceylonicaDSC_8177_zpsfdee9ca9.jpg


Gymnodoris rubropapulosa
Gymnodoris rubropapulosa photo GymnodorisrubropapulosaDSC_8676_zps131dd84a.jpg


Hypselodoris bollandi
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Hypselodoris bullocki
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Hypselodoris infucata
Hypselodoris infucata photo Hypselodorisinfucata2DSC_8565_zpsaf245c13.jpg


Marionia aborescens
Marionia aborescens photo MarioniaaborescensDSC_8983_zps9f155e33.jpg


Phyllodesmium rudmani
Phyllodesmium rudmani photo PhyllodesmiumrudmaniDSC_8023_zps5163f365.jpg


Phyllodesmium rudmani
Phyllodesmium rudmani photo PhyllodesmiumrudmaniDSC_8054_zps18fc9a53.jpg


Phyllidia elegans
Phyllidia elegans photo Phyllidiaelegans800DSC_8100_zpsf740da54.jpg


Phyllidia ocellata
Phyllidia ocellata photo PhyllidiaocellataDSC_8343_zpsffd1a103.jpg


Reticulidia fungia
Reticulidia fungia photo Reticulidiafungia800DSC_8377_zpse63a84c6.jpg

Thecacera picta
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Peri on our last approach to Club-O.

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Last sunset.

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