It was low tide when I was photographing the bloodwood trees in the Arboretum so I went onto the exposed reef to see what I could find - this was my reward! According to Wild Guide to Moreton Bay this tiny sea slug is the Obscure Nudibranch - Hypselodoris obscura (looks far from obscure to me). Apparently the vivid colours advertise its distastefulness to predators - supposed to be common on rocky reefs but this is a first for me. I wonder if a screen print of this little beastie would work.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Or just the Pink Bloodwood. This is native to my area and finished flowering some months ago - the rainbow lorikeets love the blossom, screeching their little hearts out as they munch away. This is a magnificant tree in the local Arboretum - glimpses of Moreton Bay through the foliage.