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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 08, 2011 at 20:09:46:

Merry wanted to go back to the Redondo Barge today to shoot video of the fried egg jellies, Phacellophora Camtschatica. Our neighbor at the marina warned us about rough conditions but we decided to try anyway. He was right. We bounced our way at half speed to the artificial reef. Whenever we need the wipers on early in the morning, it's probably a day to stay inside.
We had a difficult time gearing up and couldn't wait to get in the water. Once we dropped below the surface it was like a different day. We had the same bluish water at the surface as yesterday, but this time it reached all the way to the bottom. No chunks floating by, no brown mid-water and I was set up for macro. Naturally.
I made the most of it by finding an Acanthodoris rhodoceras and several tiny Aegires albupunctatus on the barge. Merry shot video of the jellies while a few sea lions hovered over her head. She held her ground and refused to give in to those camera hogs.


Aegires albupunctatus


Hermissenda crassicornis


Tritonia festiva


Acanthodoris rhodoceras

Merry's video;




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