Mary Jane Adams

Mary Jane is a retired anesthesiologist who lives in Southern California. She has dived in 35 countries around the world since 1975, always with a camera in her hand. Her undersea interests have progressed over the years from fish to WW II wrecks to big animals and finally to sea slugs and other small creatures. She has dived with whale sharks, great white sharks, hammerheads and Orcas, but now gets more excited about finding and documenting new species of fish and invertebrates, especially nudibranchs.

The first underwater pictures Mary Jane shot were with a Nikonos II. Since then she has progressed through many camera systems including Nikonos III, Nikonos V, a Canon F-1, the Subeye System, a Nikon N 90, Nikon N 100 and in 2008 she joined the digital generation with a Nikon D300 in a Sea and Sea housing with dual Ikelite DS125 Substrobes. She is now in the process of converting thousands of rolls of archived film into digital files using a Nikon Coolscan V slide scanner.

Mary Jane has participated in several marine research expeditions to the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Phoenix Islands. In 2005 she discovered a new Glossodoris species in North Sulawesi, Indonesia and named it G. tibboeli in honor of Hans Tibboel, the dive master who brought it to her attention.

Mary Jane is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and a Research Associate in the Malacology Dept. of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Her images have been published in many scientific papers, magazines and books including “Indo-Pacific Nudibranchs and Sea Slugs” and “Nudibranch Behavior.”

Many of her images can be seen at:


Cameras

  • Unknown Unknown
    263 photos
  • Nikon D300
    131 photos
  • Nikon Coolscan V ED
    3 photos
 

Nudibranch Species from Mary Jane Adams » View all photo from Mary Jane Adams (397 photos)

Flabellina rubrolineata from Puerto Galera, Philippines
(1 photo from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris atromarginata from Khao Lak, Thailand
(4 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris cincta from Milne Bay, PNG
(3 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris cruenta from Solomon IslandsIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(2 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris hikuerensis from Mabul, Malaysia
(2 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris pallida from Lembeh, IndonesiaIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(2 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris rufomarginata from Lembeh, Indonesia
(2 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris stellata from Milne Bay, PNG
(2 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Glossodoris tibboeli from Sangihe, Indonesia
(3 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
Godiva sp. from Solomon Islands
(1 photo from Mary Jane Adams)
Gymnodoris ceylonica from Solomon IslandsIdentification reviewed by Nathalie Yonow
(1 photo from Mary Jane Adams)
Gymnodoris nigricolor from Solomon Islands
(4 photos from Mary Jane Adams)
 

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