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Posted by Merry on December 15, 2020 at 08:11:47:

A few pics from our latest dives.

From Catalina island, here's a new-to-us nudi, Fabellina pricei (some investigators have reclassified this as Apata pricei, but the jury is still out).

Flabellina pricei

Egg mass of Flabellina pricei
Egg mass of Flabellina pricei on eel grass

Feeding on hydroids
Feeding on hydroids

Orangethroat pikeblenny,Chaenopsis alepidota

California phoronid, Phoronopsis californica

Fragile star, Linckia columbiae

We found a couple of these not-so-common Berthella chacei on a Palos Verdes reef. The small, reduced internal shell is apparent.

Berthella chacei
Shows the reduced, internal shell of this species.

Three-winged murex, Pteropurpura trialata

Bat star, Patiria miniata

Anthopleura sola and its column
Anemone and its column

Limacia mcdonaldi

Doris montereyensis and its egg mass below.

Characteristic egg mass of Doris montereyensis.

Bryozoan, Disporella separata

Flatworm ID needed (tiny)
ID needed

Baptodoris mimetic mating

Felimare porterae feeding on Dysidea amblia sponge

Gray moon sponge

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