Bali ‘aliens’ come in two different forms: aeolid or dorid. Did you read our previous post on grouping nudibranchs?
Well this indian caloria (Caloria indica) is an aeolid nudibranch because its body appearance is very distinctive – covered in vibrantly coloured cerata; its ends filled with nasty cnidocytes! Bali Dream Divers’ Pro Divers adore the nearby dive site, Batu Belah, renowned for macrolife. Underwater photographers can spend the entire day there, experiencing 3-4 dives in that day and each dive offers a bounty of marine life unseen on the previous dive! Donald duck shrimp (that’s a real animal!) is a hilariously unique creature (somewhat resembling the famous Disney cartoon, Donald Duck!) that can be found there, yet not so easy to find at other reefs around Amed, Tulamben or Kubu!