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Posted by Merry on August 31, 2013 at 19:17:15:

In Reply to: Honeymoon Phase is Over posted by Max Bottomtime on August 31, 2013 at 15:34:47:

Another unexpected find in Honeymoon Cove: mats of what may be a sulfur-oxiding bacteria species like that found at White Point on the south side of Palos Verdes Peninsula. We traditionally think of bacteria as microscopic, but this bacteria forms thin filaments up to several centimeters in length. The bacteria at White Point occurs around sulfidic hydrothermal vents. It seems geologically reasonable that there are similar vents at Honeymoon Cove.

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As Phil said today, water was a dense, milky-green, presumably due to phytoplankters. Disappointing vis, but we can't fault them as they're just doing their job.

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This male sheephead had been in a scrap or two.

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Polycera tricolor with eggs

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Acanthodoris hudsoni

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