Janolus barbarensis
Janolus barbarensis
Santa Barbara Janolus

Ranging from San Francisco Bay south to the Gulf of California, this beautiful nudibranch was found in the eelgrass off La Jolla, California during a night dive.

For lots of great photos and information on nudibranchs, check out Mike Miller's Slug Site.

(This photo was cleaned-up using Adobe Photoshop to remove quite a bit of backscatter which was inevitable due to the heavy surge and the proximity to lots of sand.)

Lens: 60 mm Micro
Film: Kodak E-100 VS
Depth: 45 feet
Location: Marine Room, San Diego, CA
©1999 Garry McCarthy