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Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, feather duster worm, Cypraea spadicea, Eudistylia polymorpha, Santa Cruz Island Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Cadlina luteomarginata, Monterey, California Pink abalone, Haliotis corrugata, San Clemente Island Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Nudibranch on calcareous coralline algae, Hermissenda crassicornis, Monterey, California Califonia cone, Coronado Islands, Conus californicus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan Nudibranch on calcareous coralline algae, Hermissenda crassicornis, Monterey, California Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Green abalone with mantle fringe visible extending outside shell, Haliotis fulgens Simnia and egg cluster on red gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Anacapa Island Nudibranch, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed to completely cover the hard exterior shell, Cypraea spadicea Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean, Corolla calceola, San Diego, California Pelagic opisthobranch or pteropod (wing foot), open ocean, Corolla calceola, San Diego, California Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island Spanish shawl  nudibranch, Flabellina iodinea California sea cucumber detail, Parastichopus californicus, San Diego Hermit crab in olive shell, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata, Monterey, California Eolid nudibranch (prob Hermissenda),  San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Hermissenda crassicornis, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Dendronotus albus, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Mexichromis porterae, San Miguel Island Spanish shawl  nudibranch, Flabellina iodinea, Santa Cruz Island Nudibranch egg mass, Monterey, California Nudibranch egg mass, Monterey, California Nudibranch egg mass, San Clemente Island Nudibranch, Triopha catalinae, San Miguel Island A California spiny lobster sits amid four red abalone on a shale reef shelf, Panulirus interruptus, Haliotis rufescens, San Diego Kellets whelk laying eggs, Kelletia kelleti, La Jolla, California Navanax nudibranch, Islas San Benito, Navanax aenigmaticus, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Nudibranch, Islas San Benito, Tambja eliora, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Nudibranch, Islas San Benito, Tambja fusca, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Aeolid nudibranch, Flabellina trilineata, San Miguel Island Nudibranch, Dendronotus, San Miguel Island Nudibranchs mating, Doriopsilla albopunctata, San Miguel Island Dorid nudibranch with eggs, San Diego, Diaulula sandiegensis Nudibranch San Miguel Island, Doriopsilla albopunctata Moon snail sand collar (egg case), Polinices lewisii, La Jolla, California Flamingo tongue snail, Cyphoma gibbosum, Roatan   more ...

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Updated: December 15, 2017