Photos / Sounds

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 29, 2016

Description

New one to me! This crazy nudibranch was not teeny -- about 1" long. Cream body with brown speckling and cool yellow lines. Large foot. Rows of gills like Dendronotus? Oral tentacles flicked up and down like a cockatoo's crest. BUT THE WEIRDEST THING were these crazy long flowing 'streamers' coming from the top of each rhinophore sheath - kind of looked like worms, though clearly attached and marked like the rest of the body (cream with brown specks). Found on Tubularia. Invasive? Video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/25521619833/in/dateposted/

Calling out the big guns for help: @tgosliner @mcduck @rebeccafay @sluglust @kestrel @kueda

UPDATE 5/16/2016: Here's the very nice video that the California Academy of Sciences created about this guy: https://www.facebook.com/calacademy/videos/10154157032862311/

Photos / Sounds

What

East Pacific Red Octopus Octopus rubescens

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 8, 2016 04:03 PM PST

Description

This selfie was taken BY THE OCTOPUS, who also took a 90-second mostly-dark video of the inside of its den (with a muffled soundtrack of Alison Young and I laughing hysterically). The octopus grabbed my camera with three tentacles, and grabbed rocks with the others. After a determined tug-of-war that snapped the nylon wrist strap, it carried the camera deep into its den and started pressing buttons with its tentacles. Alison braved beak and tentacles to rescue the camera (the octo was still holding it) - is there anything she won't do for Citizen Science? Thank you Alison!

The alternate photo is the last one I took before the battle - you can see the first tentacle snaking towards the shiny camera...

Photos / Sounds

What

Rabbit Dorid Crimora coneja

Observer

dpom

Date

July 3, 2015 08:51 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined Dirona Dirona albolineata

Observer

dpom

Date

July 2, 2015 08:28 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kueda

Date

July 1, 2015 10:13 PM PDT

Description

Numero dos.

Photos / Sounds

What

White Dendronotus Dendronotus albus

Observer

dpom

Date

June 16, 2015 06:48 AM PDT