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More Indonesia Nudibranch Hunting 2012
Back from ten days of great nudibranch hunting with Graham Abbott and crew on the Cheng Ho, mainly around Sangeang, but also a day at Wainilu, Rinca and three days around Bima and north east Sumbawa. It was followed by a further amazing ten days at Villa Markisa on Bali.
Below are some of the more unusual ones as basic Lightroom html galleries in chronological order (viewable on the iPad):
The total for the trip was 356 species, 145 new for me. A lot of work is still to be done to add them all to the main database
## Taxonomic classification ##
Click here to visit the second section of this website - all species divided by order, family and genus
Continue here for the previous area based groupings -
I hope this website will be a useful reference for the many nudibranch fanatics around the world. I use the term 'nudibranch' in the layman's reference to all the animals in the Opistobranchia subclass of the phylum Mollusca, rather than restricting it to the order Nudibranchia only. Sea slugs is another all-encompassing common name.
I was introduced to nudibranchs when I started taking macro pictures back in 1985. These pages catalogue some of the hundreds of nudibranchs I have seen and photographed in more than 3,600 hours of diving in over twenty countries. Some of these countries are not represented here due to most of the diving there being research or other work, and so I was not taking pictures for my own use.
Indonesia 1 is from three intensive weeks in March 2004 at Lembeh Straits, N Sulawesi, along with a couple of days there in November 2007. The latter were part of a trip to N Sulawesi, based on Bunaken Island, and visiting Bangka Island as well. See Indonesia 2, which includes eight pictures from November 1994.
Indonesia 3 is from a productive twelve day liveaboard in April 2007 to West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). This followed an amazing week at Scuba Seraya, NE Bali, which combined with a few days there in 2005 makes Indonesia 4.
Indonesia 5 is from three liveaboards around the Komodo, Rinca and W Flores areas in May 2005 (two weeks), December 2009 (three weeks) and June 2011 (ten days, part of a great Nudibranch Workshop with Christiane Waldrich and Dr Dave Behrens), along with a few days in March 2000.
Philippines 1 is from two weeks in May 2009 at Anilao, Batangas and Puerto Galera, Mindoro and Philippines 2 is from over two weeks in February/March 2012 at Puerto Princesa, Palawan and Dumagete/Dauin, Negros.
All the above sections are grouped into families.
The other sections extend this over other areas where I have dived, including some older ones with little nudibranch hunting, to give a total of 2,530 pictures of 493 species.
The identifications cannot be completely accurate (sometimes without dissection of samples to study the radula or teeth), but are done to the best of my abilities, with help from various websites and books, as detailed on the Links page, along with several nudibranch experts – thank you to them for their help. Some identifications have been amended by the Nudi Pixel experts.
Please contact me if you find any errors or have any comments, or if you want any other information about these pages, or if you would like to use any of the pictures or purchase prints of them.
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