|Chillin' on the Reefs|
Posted by Merry on June 23, 2015 at 09:32:11:|
Water temp around Palos Verdes has been 52 - 56 degrees, with intermittent plankton blooms. Nudibranch egg clusters of countless different species dominate the landscape this month. I've never seen so many eggs at one time, even considered spending an entire dive documenting all the different types of egg masses.
Photos from three of our favorite local dive sites:
GOLF BALL REEF
The kelp amphipod, Peramphithoe humeralis
It's fun to watch the black dorid, Polycera atra, laying eggs and feeding on Bugula neritina.
Examples of the light color variation of the black dorid, Polycera atra:
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