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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 31, 2016 at 16:29:03:

After the excitement of Merry's big find yesterday we returned to Golf Ball Reef to search for the Thordisa bimaculata Jim Lyle found last week. I haven't seen one in ten years so I kept my eyes peeled for anything yellow. It seems that most animals at GBR are yellow so I had to look everywhere.

Two minutes into my search I found a large Peltodoris mullineri which brought our nudibranch total for this reef up to thirty-two. I spent most of the dive trying to get a decent shot but the strong surge kept rolling the nudi around.

Merry came over to try her luck so I ventured west. I found a nearly four foot horn shark next to the rock we last saw Merry's Thordisa rubescens. I watched him for a few minutes while he kept an eye on me as well.

Visibility was down quite a bit from yesterday and the temperature had dropped to 51. We decided not to push our luck and headed back home after one dive.

 photo Peltodoris mullineri_zps92jxvd9q.jpg

 photo Horn shark_zpsmkbur2br.jpg

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