Dockfouling at Breakwater, Monterey

August 8th, 2021 - Water was pretty foul: not very good seeing. So, so many nudibranchs today! I've started to more or less ignore the opalescent nudis, unless they're acting photogenic for me. Lots of eggs too, so I suspect Breakwater will see a boom in population in the coming weeks. Today was a reminder to scan slowly. I didn't bother working the berths and stuck to the loading docks near Pigwizard. Not familiar with dockfouling? Watch for a future post on how I got into it. Thanks for looking!

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Nudi-What? The Joy of Hunting Nudibranchs

In my Intertidal & Underwater gallery you'll notice several frilly or alien-looking creatures caught on all sorts of surfaces. These nudibranchs (pronounced new-dih-braynks) are especially fascinating to both marine biologists and underwater photographers. My images only give a small taste of how oddly beautiful and colorful these creatures can be. It's a deep rabbit hole to start researching the wide array of species around the world. There's a lot to learn, and a plethora of resources online. More fun, you'll find that nubibranchs have their own cult followings all over…

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