Laura Verhegge has posted this note about Melibe leonina, seen today in Pedder Bay on the Pearson College Marine Science website
Melibe the hooded nudibranch photo by Laura Verhegge
Melibe leonina photos on Race Rocks Taxonomy by Ryan Murphy
(see other images and a video of the movement on her website)
Ryan Murphy got these images for the Race Rocks Taxonomy.
Species: leonina Gould, 1852
Common Name: Hooded Nudibranch
On May 26 2013, Gretchen Markle reported on a nudibrach
” Today we found two specimens of the grey phase Acanthodoris nanaimoensis (unmistakable with its maroon-tipped rhinopores and gills) on the beach at Chris Pratt’s.” (see location image below.)
Common name: Wine-plumed spiny doris,
The range of this species is Baranof Island, Alaska to Santa Barbara, CA; less common in southern portion of range.
Click on this image from Google Earth 3D for the location.
Shoreline in front of Chris Pratt’s place.