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Underwater Fluorescence Photos from Santa Cruz Island


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Posted by Chris on July 20, 2011 at 10:15:44:

I took these fluorescence photos in the Scorpion Anchorage area at Santa Cruz Island on the night of June 14, 2011. Below are some of the photos I took that night.

Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence

Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)

Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)

A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab) fluorescing
A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab) fluorescing

Fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.
Fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.

Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)

Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)

Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)

Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)

Fluorescing Caprella sp. (Skeleton Shrimp) on a fluorescing Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Fluorescing Caprella sp. (Skeleton Shrimp) on a fluorescing Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)

Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)

Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence

Strong fluorescence from a Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)
Strong fluorescence from a Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)

A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone. Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.

A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone. Notice the many fluorescing copepods.

Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)
Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)

A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone. Notice the fluorescing copepods.

Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)

Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)


©2011 Chris Grossman, diver.net



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