Hooded Nudibranch Mating Season Begins

Late summer each year is the time Hooded nudibranch (Melibe leonina) migrate from deep water to the shallow eelgrass beds of Puget Sound to mate and lay eggs. During peak times, they can be seen by the thousands at dive sites such as Edmonds Underwater park and Redondo Beach. They can also be found as far…

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Spring in Puget Sound

Puget Sound in the Spring… from Laura James on Vimeo. Seattle videographer Laura James has put together this very fun video of life in Puget Sound over at one of our favorite dive sites, Alki Beach Junk Yard. So many fish and invertebrates in the video, my favorites were Striped nudibranch, Grunt sculpin, and a juvenile…

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Hooded Nudibranch Season

Early fall brings the arrival of an unusual Pacific Northwest creature, Hooded nudibranch, (Melibe leonina). Hooded nudibranch arrive for a few weeks in September/October in large numbers, clinging to eel grass and kelp, and feeding on small larva and small invertebrates. They catch their prey by extending their hood out and down, wrapping it around…

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