Today during the few moments I had to look at the boats mooring line while tying up, I found one of my oldest friends! Sea slug! Sea hare!!!Stylocheilus longicauda! They eat toxic algae’s and other gnarly things and thus become toxic themselves keeping them off the menu! A lot of punch packed into a tiny package! I was able to gently “borrow” it long enough to share it with our guests! I have included a more detailed pic I captured while scuba diving many years ago! #seahare#seaslugs
These are some painted polymer clay nudibranchs that I made last year. They’re about 5 to 6 cm long, which is the same size as some types of nudibranchs. These ones aren’t for sale, but if you’re interested in buying some similar ones, feel free to dm me. Also there are more photos on my blog (link in bio).
So many cool rockpool critters today ... And the cuteness award goes to the baby Red-lined bubble shell and baby blue chiton. Both about 5-6 mm long ❤️💙 Plenty of other favourites too ... sea hare, elephant snail, urchins, anemones, seastars and fireworms 🧡💜💙💚💗 We had perfect weather and thanks to Cameron for bringing his underwater camera to get some great shots of Waratah anemones and urchins (last collage) 💙 ... Thanks to everyone who came along to one of our rockpool adventures this week. What fun it was 💙 #mangoSEA
I stole a page out of @diveanddriveamerica book and used my ring to show how incredibly small this Siphopteron quadrispinosum is! For those of you guys wondering wtf that is, they're also known as a candy corn nudibranch (although it's not a nudibranch at all, it's a headshield slug). They're often found in the summer, in some deep Hawaiian sand! I think I did a decent job capturing this guy even with my 16-50mm zoom lens. Thanks for pointing this little guy out @huntress.thompson.79 :)