We see sea slugs by the sea shore!
Between Friday 12 – Monday 15 of October people all across Port Phillip Bay, Westernport Bay and surrounds submitted their photos of nudibranchs as part of the Second Melbourne Sea Slug Census.
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our photography competition. Jack Breedon, whose spectacular image of Flabellina sp. (below) took out Best Photo by a very narrow margin. The competition was fierce with many wonderful photos in the running.
The prize for Most Interesting Find goes to Rebecca Lloyd and Chris Hurwood for capturing this image of Dendronatus sp, as judged by Bob Burn. Bob has never found a Dendronatus sp himself, only aware of there existence through a couple of images and one specimen. We’re very grateful to Bob for lending his expertise in identification and sharing insights about these fascinating creatures. A big thank you to everyone involved- this includes those who submitted photos during this census and those who searched to no avail!
So when is the next one?
The next Melbourne Sea Slug Census will be held 15 – 18 March 2019. Images of Sea Slugs found during these dates can be sent to melbourneseasl[email protected]. See Get Involved below for more details.
The Sea Slug Census is supported by the Victorian Government.