July 31, 2007
From: Tony Gilbert
My buddy Maureen Collins spotted this whilst out diving a great site in North Wales, UK. It was at the end of the dive, and she just chanced upon it. Luckily I was there to shoot some images.
Locality: Dive Site: Isolated Rock Maen Bugail in Bardsey Sound, Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli)/Lleyn Peninsula. Nearest village/town: Aberdaron, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales, United Kingdom. Lat: 52:46:24N (52.773333°) Lon: 4:47:25W (4.790278°), 8metres, North Wales, United Kingdom, Irish Sea, 08-July-2007 1100GMT/UTC, Located on red algae weed, which was on hard substrate ledge. Depth 8m. NW quadrant of rock. 1 specimen clinging to a weed frond, in some surge. Conditions: Slack Tide, Full Sunshine, Vis: 15m, surge.. Length: 5 centimetres. Photographer: Tony Gilbert
TonyJGilbert@hotmail.comGilbert, A.J., 2007 (Jul 31) Okenia elegans sighting from Nth Wales. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/20328
Thanks for this record. This species is apparently quite rare in the British Isles and your animal seem to be a particularly brightly coloured example.