Something to while away the time until it stops raining: Invertebrates of 2018

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Posted by Merry on January 07, 2019 at 11:45:11:

2018 didn't seem to bring much relief to our reefs as the water temperature remained warmer than normal. In July, sea-surface reached 78 degrees, while 68 - 69 is about average. Our usually life-rich dive spots are silty, sad and barren.

Here's a collection some inverts from the last half of '18. I accidentally perturbed this yellow dorid into demonstrating its chemical defense mechanism.

Doriopsilla albopunctata releasing defensive acid compounds from mantle glands

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