NUDIBRANCHS

The most exciting critters I have found new here are the Nudibranches. I have seen them before, but the variety is what is so amazing. Here are ALL the nudibranchs I have captured, figuratively speaking, since I started taking pictures. If you want more info on what a nudibranch is check out this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudibranch

 

These five are from the Marshall Islands… before I really discovered how in love I was with Nudibranches

 

 

The following nudibranches I have found here in Palau in ONE MONTH!!

 

 

 

Okay, enough nudibranches for now. Here are some more of the NEW critters I have found here in Palau.

Cuttlefish

More info on what a cuttlefish is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish This was my first sighting!

Alligator Fish (at least that’s what they call it here!)

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Barramundi Cod

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Sea Cucumber

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Harlequin Triggerfish

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Mandarin Fish… first sighting here in Palau

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Sea Anemone with Clown Fish

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Tropical twins

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Fish in a coral

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Barracuda

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Puffer fish?

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Fan Coral

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Big-eyed something fish

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Soft Coral

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I think this is a type of starfish, or many of them, on some fan coral

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Yes, it is a feather star. And this is the center of one.

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Sea Turtle

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Starfish

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Another type of coral.

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Fish school

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Cute little lime green corals on a bright red fan coral.

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Beautiful circular green coral.

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Doug snorkling with the jellyfish

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Doug diving the Blue Hole.

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Feather Star Fish clinging to a Whip Coral

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White Tip Reef Shark

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Sea Turtle munching on coral.

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Green Coral, green leaf.

That’s it for now. We are on our way back out to the Rock Islands and more diving tomorrow so will have more UW photos then.

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7 thoughts on “NUDIBRANCHS

  1. Hi there, I love that Doug is in shorts and Tshirt snorkling with the jellys. My minds eye plays it like this: oh look there’s a jellyfish, then grabs mask and snorkel as diving in, too cool you two.

  2. What did you think of Jelly Fish Lake? Love your pictures!!! Wish we could be there with you. Palau is truely an amazing place. Would love to go back someday!

  3. We sooooooooo wish we were with you 😦
    We miss you guys! Such amazing shots, we so loved Palau and can picture in our minds you two loves birds in Aquatic heaven.
    Keep safe and with love always xx SaM

  4. I’ve never had the peasure of meeting you guys, but just want to let you know how much I enjoy the logs and the beautiful pics. Lorna has shared this web site with me and I soooo love it. God Bless and hope to meet you some day. Doug; you were born after I was no longer a part of the Burnsworth clan. (I am Mike and Gary’s mom) Love, Darlene

  5. Deb

    Great pictures. You captured some great critters in wonder detail. I really enjoy seeing your masterpieces.
    Mary

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