First winter plumage
Common color variety in this introduced species.
Large peach-tinted egg masses on giant kelp blades. Masses about 1.5" in diameter.
It's in there munching away on the hydroids. Not your standard field guide shot, though. Sorry!
Calling this individual C. steinbergae because there is no dorsal notch and the rhinophores appear to be simple. We have seen C. pacifica in this location, as well.
Not even sure this is a Eubranchus, but leaning toward E. rustyus.
Always strange for me to see this north of Monterrey Bay, but Donna said she's seen them in abundance sometimes off Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay. Many years ago I saw one off Land's End in SF County - a place they were hunted 100 years ago into extirpation.
A first for me. Jaw-dropping beauty. Transcends my ability to...paint.
Donna said these are in Golden Gate Park, but I don't think I've ever seen them this dark there...
About 4 mm, hiding deep in hydroids on giant kelp. For closeup of rhinophore, please see 2nd photo.
Came to this amazing place to see my first Wood Duck....
A small Corambe, perhaps 4 mm. Simple rhinophores with brownish-red tips (moving right in this photo), and no posterior notch after watching it move around for several minutes.
Not sure of this ID because of:
1) Rhinophores aren't banded
2) Interesting dark line on head between rhinophores
3) Markings are brown, not green
4) Pink dot on body
5) 4th pair of cerrata significantly larger than the others.
Tiny, about 3mm. Found on giant kelp among hydroids. Photos with darker blue background are highly Photoshopped to show markings better, but the truer color is in the lighter photos.