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Dive 257: Nudis & Crazy Punk Decorator Crabs!

This is amazing and pretty darn cool.

Pink Tank Scuba

Dear Critters,

I kid you not – today’s cold wintery dive with my buddy LP was filled with nudis and punks!

By nudis, I’m referring to nudibranchs, those gorgeous decorative sea slugs that Blairgowrie Marina is famous for.

Beautiful Nudibranch

We spotted at least 4 different varieties of nudibranch, including a pair mating on a pylon.

To understand what I mean by punk, check out the video above of an amazing decorator crab (aka spider crab) that has covered its shell with bright sponges and small branches of bright blue bryozoan in order to camouflage itself into its environment. (Actually, I couldn’t quite figure out if this fashion was punk or high fashion, straight off the catwalks under the piers in Paris … 😛 )

Again, another fairly cold winter’s dive, but the sun was shining and the critters were out, including a lovely fiddler ray (also known as a banjo shark).

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About Kathy

I am semi retired and had lots of free time on my hands. I still work part time as a bookkeeper at the little hardware store in our small town but I still had free time to fill so I became a blogger here at The Harley Factor. I also am a compulsive beader so I started a beading blog to show off my bead work call Compulsive Beading. As I have gotten older and mostly wiser I have become very opinionated on a lot of subjects and will share them with you from time to time when I can't keep my mouth shut. Kathy Sinclair

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