In late August, some of my Young Naturalists alerted me that they had already seen hooded nudibranchs (Melibe leonina) around Port Hardy (B.C., CANADA).
[It so wonderful that these local children know and greatly appreciate nudibranchs.]
Late August is earlier than we historically have seen the hooded sea slugs gather in large numbers. Usually this happens in late September / early October with them beginning to lay eggs in the spring.
This week, I had the opportunity to check how many are already in the area and, it’s official – the hooded nudibranchs are very much back.
To see the video from today, click here (2-minute video).