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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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