Blue Heron Bridge – 03/30/12

Purple Flabellina Nudibranch (Flabellina marcusorum)

Went to the West side today in hopes of seeing the purple flabellina, a really gorgeous little nudibranch that showed up at the same time last year for a few weeks.  Subjects for this slide show are:  an unusually colored (maroon and white) Rough Box Crab, more regular Bumblebee shrimp, Squat Urchin shrimp (this urchin actually had 5 in it and only 1/4″ tall), the beautiful purple flabellina, a small 3-4″ long Blue Spotted Sea Robin that didn’t mind spreading his wings, and two Eyed Flounder having a duel.

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  1. judy 04/08/2012 at 7:23 PM #

    A squat urchin with eggs! Unbelievable!!! The nudi shots are beautiful!!!

    • Susan 04/09/2012 at 9:06 AM #

      Thanks Judy, I’m going to try to do better next time I find a big one. That shot was an accident. Don’t usually shoot from the underside, but they are always on the move as you know, and this one flipped around while I was taking the shot.

  2. Marge 04/01/2012 at 1:37 PM #

    great photos

    • Susan 04/01/2012 at 9:05 PM #