One of the unique species of nudibranchs I wanted to see while in the Pacific Northwest, I was happy to find Hooded Nudibranchs (Melibe leonina). They are special in that while most nudibranchs feed on stationary prey like sponges, hydroids, and corals, the Hooded Nudi…

Unlike all the other squat lobsters I’ve photographed in warm tropical waters, the squat lobsters (Munida quadrispina) in the Pacific Northwest can grow quite large – with their main body sections being up to almost three inches long. Which makes for some amusingly long claw…