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Posted by Max Bottomtime on June 17, 2012 at 20:15:58:

A lot of boats and jetskis were running around Hawthorne Reef today. Their wakes knocked a few things over in our boat, but they couldn't knock the fun we had under water. Kevin Lee and I spent a couple hours trying to figure out which invertebrate to shoot next while Merry played Jelly Queen in mid-water.
Hawthorne Reef is an invert paradise. It's difficult to get a photo without some small bycatch. I got a couple of Cadlina limbaughorums babysitting tinier nudis.


Cadlina limbaughorum with Cadlina flavomaculata


Cadlina limbaughorum with Triopha catalinae


Nudibranch eggs


Ida's Miter, Mitra idae


Spanish Shawl, Flabellina iodinea


Flabellina trilineata


Hermissenda crassicornis


Cadlina luteomarginata


Tritonia festiva


Triopha catalinae


Diaulula sandiegensis


Ategema alba


Cadlina flavomaculata


Doriopsilla albopuncata


Serpula columnbiana


Christmas Tree Worm, Spirobranchus spinosus


Colonial cup coral, Coenocyathus bowersi


Corynactis californica


Red Beard sponge, Microciona prolifera


Octocoral, Alcyonium rudyi


Gopher rockfish, Sebastes carnatus


Painted greenling, Oxylebius pictus


Honeycomb rockfish, Sebastes umbrosus


Northern ronquil, Ronquilus jordani


Chestnut cowrie, Cypraea spadicea


Cyclosalpa bakeri



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