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Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 26, 2008 at 17:32:56:

Evil Jeff Shaw joined Merry and me for an adventurous dive at White Point this morning. Our plan was to locate the flatworm I found two weeks ago. No such luck. We had surgy, green water this morning and the low tide made for a tough entry and exit.
We managed to have a pretty good time, as we always do.
We located some of the ridges and were all amazed that there wasn't an inch of real estate not covered by some type of marine life. Tunicates, sponges, anemones, worms, algae and nudibranchs were everywhere. After chillin' for an hour(the water was 51F)we headed for the cove to collect a small sample of the vacuolate sulfur bacteria to check out at Merry's lab. It's amazing the things we swallow while diving.
We grabbed our specimans just as two guitarfish scooted by. The surge had picked up considerably so we surfaced just inside the cove and surface swam to the rocky shoreline. Nobody was killed or injured, except a few copepods.
Proliferating anemone, Epiactis prolifera
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Perhaps a yellow variety of lightbulb tunicates
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Phoronids, sponges, worms, alhae, anemones and nudibranchs abound
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At Merry's lab, we found more animals and algae
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