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ImageResearch divers take notes of the Hooded nudibranch (Melibe leonina) . The hoods of these predatory sea slugs exceeded 15 cm in diameter and were found on dozens of giant kelp between a depth of 15 and 30 feet offshore of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.


Hooded or Lion's mane nudibranch (Melibe leonina)

Location (General):

Big Sur

Site (Specific):

South Wreck Beach

Date taken:

August, 01 2011

Photo credit:

Chad King / NOAA MBNMS

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      Latitude: 36.22636333    Longitude: -121.79055

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