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Megumi Itoh

Social Media Coordinator / Instructor / Illustrator

Location: Temple City, CA
Hometown: Temple City, CA

I started taking pictures as a way to remember what I saw during the dives. Since then, my obsession with the nudibranchs and other small marine animals led me to specializing in underwater macro photography.

Pictures from Solomon Islands Dive Expedition

February 15, 2019

Chromodoris Annae

Chromodoris Annae

Funeral dorid

Funeral dorid

Hypselodoris bullocki

Hypselodoris bullocki

OK... this is not a nudibranch, but I saw this persian rug flatworm for the first time.

OK... this is not a nudibranch, but I saw this persian rug flatworm for the first time.

Chromodoris Koi

Chromodoris Koi

I think this is THE TINIEST nudibranch I have seen. Probably less than 1cm long. I don't know how I spotted it.

I think this is THE TINIEST nudibranch I have seen. Probably less than 1cm long. I don't know how I spotted it.

Fine. This is also not a nudibranch, but it's still a mollusk!

Fine. This is also not a nudibranch, but it's still a mollusk!

My latest overseas dive trip was in the Solomon Islands. The water was very warm - mostly 84F - and the diving was amazing. I saw Pygmy seahorse for the first time and learned to identyfy more fish. After a 10-day dive trip in the Solomons, I went right back to dive at Anacapa (thank goodness for my drysuit) and saw an onespot fringehead. So many people say there is nothing to see when you dive in California, but that is so untrue. Most of the pictures here are from Califiornia dives. We may not have coral reef with colorful fish, but we have some brightly colored creatures.

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