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Image Photographer
David Smith
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
California Trivia (Pseudopusula californiana)
Caption
California false cowrie, formerly known as Trivia californiana. In this image, the mantle is covering the shell. Snails in the family Triviidae have "short-spired shells with an elongate aperture, and inner and outer lips bearing denticles. They feed on tunicates." Both Pseudopusula and Pusula have transverse ridges around the shell. In the California false cowry the ridges span the midline, whereas Solander's false cowry has a distinct dorsal furrow lacking ridges.

Image Photographer
Jonathan Lavan
Location
Pacific Grove
Species
White sea urchin (Lytechinus pictus)
Caption
Photo was taken at "Ballbuster" on 4/30/17 around 11am. The average depth on the dive was 69 feet. The water was colder then usual for this time year. Between 46- 50 F. The urchins were (as you can see from the photo) basically on bare rock. There were three additional urchins on "Outter McAbee" on the same date around 1pm. The average depth was 37 feet.

Image Photographer
NOAA Ocean Exploration Trust
Location
Greater Farallones NMS
Species
Metridium senile
Yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus)
Caption
Starboard quarter of S/S ITUNA, showing where a hull plate has fallen from the wreck exposing freshly rusting steel. The fallen panel was intact in 2015. Also in view plumose anemone and juvenile yelloweye rockfish.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Greater Farallones NMS
Species
Stripefin ronquil (Rathbunella alleni)
Caption
This photo was examined by experts from the National Marine Fisheries Service: "Ann [Matarese] and I agree that this is looks like Rathbunella alleni." -- Dr. Duane Stevenson, NOAA NMFS.

For more information about ronquils see: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.2988/0006-324X(2005)118%5B367:TRAROT%5D2.0.CO%3B2?mobileUi=0&

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Bay
Species
Grass Rockfish (Sebastes rastrelliger)
Caption
Grass rockfish Sebastes rastrelliger. At the kelp bed offshore of Hopkins Marine Station.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Carmel Bay
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Point Lobos
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
McAbee Beach
Species
Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis)
Caption
This is likely Hermissenda crassicornis due to the white line on the cerata, although it is faint in some cases. There may be hybridization between this slug and its congener H. opalescens, which lacks the white stripe on the cerata.

Image Photographer
Steve Lonhart
Location
Monterey Harbor
Species
California aglaja (Navanax inermis)
Opalescent Aeolid (Hermissenda opalescens)
Caption
Navanax Navanax inermis pursuing and then eating an opalescent nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens . Dark black with yellow dashes, an orange outline, and blue highlights, Navanax is a colorful predator of aeolid nudibranchs. Fairly common in Monterey Harbor, Navanax has plenty of opalescent nudibranchs to eat. Here the buccal mass is just everting, and the Hermissenda is gone in the blink of an eye.