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Life Goes On. Redondo night dive





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Posted by Max Bottomtime on October 02, 2008 at 09:05:39:

Merry and I made a mid-week night dive at Redondo Canyon last night. We were fortunate to see several signs of continuing life. Crabs carrying eggs, juvenile thornback ray and my favorite, a shrimp molting. I thought it was dead at first, laying on its side and rolling around. I thought it due to the surge, but suddenly it broke free of its old exoskeleton and scooted away.
We dropped down near a small Blacksmith who kept dive bombing us. I think he was going for the fry in out light beams, but it was very annoying having a fish speeding toward your face constantly. We saw few nudibranchs last night. Merry spotted a Polycera atra on a kelp frond, but before I could get a shot the juvenile Blacksmith dive bombed the kelp and I couldn't find the nudi again.
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Molting shrimp

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Former shrimp home

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Better hide my new soft shell

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Eggs over easy

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Sculpins aplenty

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Fringehead with a nicely decorated home

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Get outta my ocean!

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Several octopus were out and about

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This shrimp did gymnastics, flipping over and swimming upside down



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