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Channel Island Nudibranch

IMG_2224Colorful and relatively plentiful – when we dove the Channel Islands, J and I found many of these colorful nudibranch. They are small, no more than an inch long. The water is deceptively cloudy and dark, enough to push the ISO to 1600. We saw them and got a number of shots but few were really good. J got one and I consider it to be the best of the day for this nudibranch. There are red horns and blue horns at the head. She nailed the shot. I’m very happy she shared this with me.IMG_7754 copy

4 responses

  1. Where in Channel Islands did you take this?

    May 20, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    • Anacapa straight out from Ventura harbor. From what I’m told these nudibranch are commonly seen at this time of the year. Remember it’s very cold in the water.

      May 21, 2014 at 8:15 am

      • Ow, so you took those island tours?

        May 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  2. You sign up for a dive boat to take you out. In our case we rented gear. You also have to have a dive license. We were both qualified. It’s about an hour ride out of Ventura Harbor.

    May 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

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