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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Colorful life existing in the Pacific Ocean - Nudibranchs photographed by Ken Bailey

   Nudibranchs are very colorful Sea Slugs. You won't believe your eyes when you see Ken's photographs! They look like alien beings. Living on the Mendonoma Coast, I look out over the ocean. I never dreamed these creatures were hidden beneath the water. Thanks to underwater photographer Ken Bailey for allowing me to share his photos here. Also thanks to writer David Behrens for the ID of these beautiful Nudibranchs.
                                                     Clown Dorid - Triopha catalinae

Spanish Shawl - Flabellina iodinea

Porter's Chromodorid - Chromodoris porterae
David says this last one is rare and isn't seen north of Monterey. Ken told me he may have photographed it down there or "maybe he's a good swimmer."

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