Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon
A blue dragon nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina) on a boulder, 30′ depth, at The Hive

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on the island of Hawaiʻi.

4 thoughts on “Blue Dragon”

  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive never seen one of those. The hive seems to have a great assortment of them.How long was he(or she) Janet asks?

    I was ckin on some new uw lava tubes(wai opai) on sunday and a unhappy Puhi gave me a wake up call as to where I should put my right hand
    Just 7 stitches barely a scratch from him. A warning I think only. He was one of the biggest Ive seen here about 3 inches + across. He came right out to say hi rite after the confrontation.
    No divin til tomoro. Gotta get me a pair of those meat cutter glove eh?

    1. Ouch! Always worry a bit about the eels, they can be quite passive or aggressive. It is usually the camera I am sticking in their face with my hands safely at the back of hard plastic and aluminum.

      The Blue Dragon was about four inches long, as big as I usually see them. They are not that uncommon on the Kona Coast, I see a few each year. At The Hive they were everywhere in the boulder field in front of the cave, dozens of them. Most were small, a couple inches long.

    1. A Canon G12 in an Ikelite case with a single strobe. Nice setup, not huge or fantastically expensive. The G12 is quite good at closeup work.

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