Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A New Nudibranch

One of the coolest things of diving is discovering some brand new to you, something you've never seen before. It doesn't mean that other people haven't seen it before, but if it's something brand new to you, it's very exciting. Such was the feeling I had Sunday morning when I came back inside the Grotto and my flashlight happened to illuminate this little guy. He was smaller than my pinky fingernail, so you would think he would be hard to spot. But when the light beam hit him, it was like he was a glow in the dark sticker, and the bluish fringe around the edges just glowed. He was on the side of a rock, and he stuck out like a sore thumb with the light shining on him. Without the light, you probably wouldn't even notice him. I don't know what this one is called yet, I have some research to do, or I just need a message from Bob Abela, or one of my other dive buddies who is more knowledgable than I.