Seth discovered these specimens recently. He sent these photos on and gave me permission to share.
Recently, Seth and I went looking for marine life near the Yacht Club at Eastern Beach. We were having a typical night. He had found a number of fish, an eel, biscuit stars and sea cucumbers.
After 90 minutes, Seth shouted out “I found a sea slug!”
Cue the excitement.
Seth found these sea slugs yesterday at Eastern Beach. They belong to the cephalaspida order, which includes headshield slugs and bubble snails.
We were excited to finally see our first nudibranch but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
You can learn more about it at the sea slug forum. Apparently, there is a lot of variation in colour patterns. No wonder I get overwhelmed so often!