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Observer

cory-pittman

Date

March 17, 2012 09:10 AM PDT

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What

Azure-tailed Skink (Emoia impar)

Observer

ajandro

Date

January 2017

Description

Photographed by Aaron Mickelson... thanks to this photo, an extant Hawaiian population has been rediscovered by Prof. William Mautz!

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What

Zebra Gorgonian Wrapper (Nemanthus nitidus)

Observer

cory-pittman

Date

November 21, 2014 11:25 PM PST

Description

taken as by-catch in algae wash

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What

Nahacky's Angelfish (Centropyge nahackyi)

Observer

john2454

Description

A juvenile photographed at 100 ft. off South Point, Hawaii. This species is endemic to Johnston Atoll and is only found in Hawaii as an extremely rare waif. I tried to keep the location secret, but it leaked out via FB and the fish was collected and sold to a Japanese aquarist, probably for $5,000 or more! On the bright side, it may will live longer in captivity than it would have on the reef and has made several people very happy.

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What

Corkscrew Anemone (Bartholomea annulata)

Observer

thiebaud

Date

November 16, 2021 04:09 PM PST

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What

Anemone-eating Nudibranch (Baeolidia moebii)

Observer

uwkwaj

Date

November 17, 1979

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Observer

uwkwaj

Date

June 4, 1978

Description

Intertidal

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Observer

thiebaud

Date

October 16, 2021 06:28 PM PDT

Place

Navy Tug (Google, OSM)

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What

Lady Godiva (Nemesignis banyulensis)

Observer

jpsilva

Date

August 3, 2011 10:27 AM WEST

Description

Nudibranchs are a group of sea slugs characterized by having no shell, thus having their gills exposed. The name in latin, nudibranchia, means precisely that: nudi (nude, exposed) + branchia (gills).
Instead of the protective shell, the nudibranchs use other intricate defense mechanisms and that's one of the reasons they are such an interesting group to study. Not to mention their exquisite appearance.

More info about this species:

www.seaslugforum.net/find/dondbany
hypselodoris.blogspot.com/2008/07/dondice-banyulensis-por...

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What

Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Observer

davidr

Date

October 19, 2016 09:43 PM ADT

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What

Cockscomb Nudibranch (Antiopella barbarensis)

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 2015