Recently while exploring Puget Sound Underwater, I come across many beautiful small nudibranchs. We have at least 89 different identified types in our cold green waters in the Pacific Northwest. The Alabaster is common, while still very gorgeous. As they move across the sea floor of the Salish Sea, gobbling up their prey, their extremities expand and takes on an almost golden hue. Once completely stuffed to the gills, as it were, they must stop to rest. During these resting or sleeping periods the food digests. They lose mass and the cycle begins again. They can grow to nearly 7” and found almost everywhere locally.
Alabaster Nudibranch (Dirona albolineata)