Kalinga ornata Alder & Hancock, 1864

One of the "holy grails" of nudibranch watchers, we were lucky to see this one located by dive guide Alexis at the Anilao pier one night. It was a good 100mm long and was one of two spotted that night. Burrowing in sand by day, they emerge at night, apparently to feed on brittle stars. A few days after these photos were taken, westerly winds being sucked into typhoon Noul passing to the northeast made the water in this area rather rough. Several attempts by us and other groups to locate these animals again were unsuccessful.

Created 14 June 2015

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