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Posted by Max Bottomtime on April 21, 2013 at 14:46:41:

Merry and I made our first dive since returning from a grueling eleven days in warm water. Visibility on the Redondo Beach Artificial Reef was about two feet in brown water. I planned to try for some photos of the tiny Doto kya nudibranchs laying eggs with my new diopter, but I was lucky to get one shot in the pudding.

Visibility was slightly better above thirty feet. There were tons of sea butterflies, Corolla spectabilis and a few Fried Egg jellies, Phacellophora camtschatica. Near the end of the dive, a Lion's Mane nudibranch, Melibe leonina came swimming by. It made up for one of the worst dives of the year.

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Doto kya

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Phacellophora camtschatica

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Melibe lionina

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