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Posted by Merry on December 10, 2012 at 16:25:42:

Heartfelt thanks to Craig Hoover and Gary from WIES for obtaining permission for us to dive in quest of the truly rare Felimare (Hypselodoris) californiensis. As Phil reported, Kevin's dreams came true when Gary found a nice-sized specimen. There was apparently some excitement when the nudi was lost, but Kevin spotted it again.

Lagoon-like conditions at Big Fisherman's Cove, Catalina Isl. Kevin, Gary, and Craig wait for us to jump. Two hours of fun in 20 fsw - my longest dive ever.

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First time I'd seen leopard sharks, Triakis semifasciata, and I believe someone counted at least 30 congregating in the shallows.

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Juvi garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus.

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The vivid Felimare (Hypselodoris) californiensis.

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Navanax inermis

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Possibly a pink abalone, Haliotis corrugata, only 1/2". Kevin gets credit for finding the little fella.

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