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    Lettuce Sea Slug

    Well, I can't make Karl be the only representative from the CiC Underwater Photographers sub-committee, so here are some shots showing off some of the many colors and patterns of the Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia crispata).


    Lettuce Sea Slug

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    Lettuce Sea Slug

    Lettuce Sea Slug

    I'm such a sucker for nudibranchs...

    - Bill

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    Re: Lettuce Sea Slug

    LOL.

    Lovely shots, more please.

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    Re: Lettuce Sea Slug

    with nudibranchs gills never looked so elegant as they way they display them with the myriad of vibrant colors & shapes; your captures do them true justice.

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    Re: Lettuce Sea Slug

    Love them all. Now if I can only persuade someone close to me to let me buy/buy me ............
    On second thoughts, not upsetting her may be a better idea in the long term. And the short term.

    Seriously, beautiful. Love the delicacy of the first one especially (a klutz like me appreciates the opposite).

    Graham

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    Re: Lettuce Sea Slug

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    I'm such a sucker for nudibranchs...

    - Bill
    Me too

    Nice colours - where are thes found??

    Karl

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    Re: Lettuce Sea Slug

    Glad that everyone likes them! I have taken it as my personal task to make everyone love nudibranchs!


    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Me too

    Nice colours - where are thes found??

    Karl
    These were found in the Caribbean off of Saba Island. I spent a week on the Caribbean Explorer II live-aboard vessel diving off of St. Kitts, Saba, and St. Maarten.

    While there, I found four (maybe five) different species of nudibranchs. These guys were certainly the most numerous, but I also saw some Long-Horn Nudibranchs and a couple other species that I will be sharing soon.

    When I was in Wakatobi, there were many more nudibranchs to be found. By my rough counts, I photographed 35 specific individuals consisting of 19 different species. The Indo-Pacific is just so much more diverse than the Caribbean - you're lucky to be able to dive their more easily than I.

    - Bill

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