Ocean Art 2022 - Honorable Mention Nudibranchs

Honorable Mention Nudibranch

 Talia Greis



The Story: Almost every year, the coastal shores of Sydney, Australia receive an influx of blue drifters (also referred to as the "Blue Fleet"), which consist of bluebottles, blue buttons, and the infamous Blue Dragon (more commonly referred to as the Glaucus). This magnificent critter is an organism that relies on the wind and ocean currents to carry them around, which sometimes results in heavy storms casting them ashore. The Glaucus is considered to be a type of pelagic nudibranch that devours bluebottles, and stores their stinging agents as defence against predators.

Location: Maroubra Beach Rock Pools, Sydney Australia

Equipment Used: Nikon D850 Camera, Nikon 60mm Macro Lens, Isotta Housing

Camera Settings: ISO 400, F18, 1/200 sec


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