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She is in the last Water seekers ! On two columns, at the top of the page, this is my slug. A sea slug photographed this summer in Sipadan, in Malaysia (Borneo). Anthony Leydet, a specialist in marine biology, devotes a passionate article to these charming critters in the November issue.
These beasts, I've also consecrated them many ticketsThere are so many different species, with various colors and patterns, that sea slugs are often the favorite "macro" subject of underwater photographers.
Thanks to Anthony, I learned that these small animals are not all "nudibranchs" as I thought. In fact, they are divided in two groups: tectibranchs (with internal shell) and nudibranchs (with naked gills, that is this little tuft that decorates the back of the body).
What it doesn't teach me, however, is that "slug hunting" can turn into an obsession... 😆
Anthony and I don't know each other "in real life", but we almost met this summer on the island of Perhentian Besar, in Peninsular Malaysia, where we went to the same dive center, Watercolors. A few days apart, we marveled at the same underwater world, with the same love for wrecks Sugar Wreck and Fish Haven (aka "Secret Wreck" for the latter, but not so secret anymore, it seems).
We talked a lot and exchanged our respective impressions, on the web, over my tickets published live from the Perhentian Islands ...
So when he asked me a few weeks ago if he could use one of my images to illustrate his article in Water seekersI was only too happy to send it to her 😀
The diving magazine is a free monthly magazine, produced by a team of enthusiasts. It has a circulation of 20,000 copies, which can be found in hard copy in 170 outlets in France, usually associations, shows and shops dedicated to underwater activities.
I invite you to discover this issue of 23 Water seekers (November 2009) in its PDF version also available for free download by following this link : "Water seekers n°23