Visitor from the past and a possible new nudibranch sighting

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MaxBottomtime

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The live beach cameras looked better than the swell models this morning so Merry and I headed out to a small reef off Torrance Beach. Merry found a halibut that didn't mind the intrusive creatures with the bright lights. It allowed us to photograph it from every angle. It's the first halibut I've seen in years.

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I saw Merry checking out an area inshore from the reef so I headed toward her to see what she was concentrating on. I had to slam on the brakes before I reached her when I spotted a nudibranch that I didn't recognize. I took one shot in situ before wafting it onto a stage. I'm still looking for an identification.

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Visibility was better than thirty-five feet. It turned out to be our second dive this year that wasn't horrible. :)

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Dave Behrens identified the nudi as Aeolidia loui. I told Merry I hoped it wasn't Aeolidia loui as I wanted to find something new. This is an Aeolidia loui I photographed last year. They vary in color and shape more than I thought.

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Fantastic photos, as usual! Thanks for sharing.

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