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2005-08-22-12-59-25

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A distintive blue Glaucidae Nudibranch, this is likely a large speciman of Phyllodesmium macphersonae (at about 40mm). It is shown moving across a lush covered coral reef head. This species is interesting as it is 'solar-powered' - keeping distinct brown patches of zooxanthellae as small farm like food sources. It is also suspected to eat other corals.
Image taken at the 'Perpendicular Point' dive site in the Jervis Bay Marine Park in New South Wales, Australia.

· Date: Fri October 7, 2005 · Reference ID: /22005-08-22-12-59-25 · Views: 10019 ·
Keywords: sea slug nudi marine doridae cold water nsw aussie pacific spots yellow margin

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Scuba Diver and a Common Sea Fan - Gorgonia ventalina
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