Photos from British Columbia

June 3, 2000
From: Marli Wakeling

Hi Bill,
I'm getting with the electronic age and have learned to scan photos, so I thought I'd send you some B.C. species, [British Columbia, Canada] as suggested.  Your site is down, so if they are things you already have on site, forgive!  A little description will be included.

These are the nudibranchs thought to be Ancula pacifica, or Ancula gibbosa.
They were found in Howe Sound, British Columbia, but I have also found the
colourless ones on the Sechelt Penninsula and on Vancouver Island, also in B.C.  All were found near hydroids and bryzoans, in about 45-60 feet.

I will also send you some others shortly.

Marli Wakeling
President, 2000
Underwater British Columbia Photographic Society

Wakeling, M., 2000 (Jun 3) Photos from British Columbia. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Marli,
Thanks for these photos, and the others which have also arrived. Don't worry about duplication as it is very useful to have multiple photos of the same species to show differences in colour and to confirm identifications.

Sorry the site was down for 24 hours - much shorter than we thought it would be. Hopefully the site will now be much faster than over the last few months.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

Rudman, W.B., 2000 (Jun 3). Comment on Photos from British Columbia by Marli Wakeling. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from


Ancula gibbosa

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