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Posted by Max Bottomtime on January 29, 2011 at 21:23:46:

Merry and I went out to install thermographs for the Catalina Marine Society this morning at White Point Rock and the Marineland Platform. We managed to get the sand screws in place but couldn't get decent photos. The visibility at Marineland was less than two feet and we had less than four feet at White Point. The platform and surrounding sand was covered with new squid eggs and we managed to see several mating squid when they passed in front of our eyes.
We headed for home, feeling like we had a lousy day when we heard a report of Orcas off Manhattan Beach. We raced up there to find three large females and two juveniles. One juvenile was eating part of a common dolphin the pod had killed earlier. We found the heart and lungs floating nearby.
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Corynactis anemones eating squid

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Common dolphin heart and lungs

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