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Dive Report:: Santa Barbara Island : August 13, 2005


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Posted by Chris on August 28, 2005 at 23:46:12:

On Saturday August 13, 2005 Kathryn & I went to Santa Barbara Island with Sport Chalet on the Great Escape. Although we saw sea lions on this trip they were not very playful. However the vis was good and we got in three nice dives.

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Sport Chalet trip to
Santa Barbara Island
aboard the Great Escape
August 13, 2005

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In and above Black Cavern
Tube-Dwelling Anemone (Pachycerianthus fimbriatus) & Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Tube-Dwelling Anemone
(Pachycerianthus fimbriatus)
& Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)

Red Gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) with Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Red Gorgonian
(Lophogorgia chilensis)
with Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)

A fragile Rainbow Star (Astrometis serulifera) on a Bat Star (Asterina miniata) surronded by Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
A fragile Rainbow Star
(Astrometis serulifera)
on a Bat Star (Asterina miniata)
surronded by Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)
Norris's Top Snail (Norrisia norrisi)
Norris's Top Snail
(Norrisia norrisi)
anemone surrounded by Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
anemone surrounded by
Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)
Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)
anemone surrounded by Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
anemone surrounded by
Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)
Red Gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) with Spiny Brittle Stars (Ophiothrix spiculata)
Red Gorgonian
(Lophogorgia chilensis)
with Spiny Brittle Stars
(Ophiothrix spiculata)

West Sutil Island
Snubnose Sculpin (Leiocottus hirundo)
Snubnose Sculpin
(Leiocottus hirundo)
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??
Blood Star (Henricia leviusula)
Blood Star
(Henricia leviusula)
Rock Scallop (Crassedoma giganteus)
Rock Scallop
(Crassedoma giganteus)
Giant Spinned Star (Pisaster giganteus)
Giant Spinned Star
(Pisaster giganteus)
Island Kelpfish (Alloclinus holderi)
Island Kelpfish
(Alloclinus holderi)
Island Kelpfish (Alloclinus holderi)
Island Kelpfish
(Alloclinus holderi)
P8136086F2lr.jpg
??

Webster Point
Kathryn Cody
Kathryn Cody
Kathryn Cody
Kathryn Cody
Garabaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) protecting his nest
Garabaldi
(Hypsypops rubicundus)
protecting his nest
Black Surfperch (Embiotoca jacksoni)
Black Surfperch
(Embiotoca jacksoni)
Black Surfperch (Embiotoca jacksoni)
Black Surfperch
(Embiotoca jacksoni)
Black Surfperch (Embiotoca jacksoni)
Black Surfperch
(Embiotoca jacksoni)
a SCUBA diver
a SCUBA diver
juvine California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher)
juvine California Sheephead
(Semicossyphus pulcher)
P8130659Fglr.jpg
P8130659Fglr.jpg
Giant Spinned Star (Pisaster giganteus)
Giant Spinned Star
(Pisaster giganteus)
sponge & urchins
sponge & urchins
Sulpher Sponge (Aplysina fistularis)
Sulpher Sponge
(Aplysina fistularis)
P8130681Fclr.jpg
P8130681Fclr.jpg
Tylodina fungina feeding on Sulpher Sponge (Aplysina fistularis)
Tylodina fungina
feeding on Sulpher Sponge
(Aplysina fistularis)
P8130687Fcl.jpg
??
Rock Scallop (Crassedoma giganteus)
Rock Scallop
(Crassedoma giganteus)
Island Kelpfish (Alloclinus holderi)
Island Kelpfish
(Alloclinus holderi)
Coralline Sculpin (Artedius corallinus)
Coralline Sculpin
(Artedius corallinus)
Chestnut Cowry (Cypraea spadicea)
Chestnut Cowry
(Cypraea spadicea)
Chestnut Cowry (Cypraea spadicea)
Chestnut Cowry
(Cypraea spadicea)
  urchins at Webster Point
urchins at Webster Point
Kathryn Cody
Kathryn Cody
 


©2005 Chris Grossman, diver.net



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