The cold upwellings usually associated with this time of year may have brought the megaplanktivores with them but it is not just whale sharks and manta rays keeping divers busy right now. The reefs have recently seen a boom in nudibranch species and new discoveries are being found on almost every dive. In addition to the yearly mass aggregation of Gymnodoris ceylonica there has been recent sightings of Chromodoris glenei, Chromodoris conchyliata, and the previously unknown for the Seychelles Trapania naeva (left). Below are just some of the species found in the waters around the inner granitic islands.
Chris is a wildlife photographer and conservationist currently living in the Seychelles. He is passionate about the marine environment and concerned about the many threats it is facing today.