Found amidst some sea anemones.
The sea spider Pycnogonum stearnsi feeding on a very small brooding anemone while clutching the nudibranch Aegires albopunctatus. I don't think this sea spider regularly attacks nudibranchs, so I think it was just looking for something to hold on to.
Rebecca found this sea spider and we were all pretty excited, even thought they're the most horrific creatures on Earth. Ammothea hilgendorfi is a possibility, but I'm not sure how to separate it from Achelia.
Sea spiders, also called Pantopoda or pycnogonids, are marine arthropods of class Pycnogonida. They are cosmopolitan, found especially in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. There are over 1300 known species, ranging in size from 1 to 10 millimetres (0.039 to 0.39 in) to over 90 cm (35 in) in some deep water species. Most are toward the smaller end of this range in relatively shallow depths, however, they can grow to...