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Posted by Merry on November 05, 2013 at 09:12:08:

If you dive a site often enough, you may see the same fish or schools of fish time after time. It's this way on the reefs of Honeymoon cove. One reef consistently sports a moray eel, several large male sheephead, and a school of rubberlips. While a few hundred feet away, another reef showcases a different array of resident fish.

Four black croakers live on Merry's reef. Sometimes, they hide out in a school of black perch.

Black perch school photo Blackperch800DSC_2966cr_zpsa80aa90a.jpg

Black perch school photo Blackperch800DSC_2974_zps213965f2.jpg

Black perch school photo Blackperch800DSC_3009_zps753f136f.jpg


I can't remember the last time we saw sargo around Palos Verdes. This was a huge school.

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Blue rockfish

Blue rockfish face photo Bluerockfish800DSC_2982_zps252c2159.jpg


Blue rockfish grotto.

Blue rockfish grotto photo LotsofbluerockfishDSC_2996_zps82310fb8.jpg


Checking out a new reef last Sat., we were treated to a Mola mola cleaning station. Tough to see propeller cuts on one, but neither were as wary as the smaller ones we usually encounter. Vis had deteriorated considerably from the week before.

Mola mola propeller cuts photo Molamola800DSC_3053_zpsc0f719cc.jpg

Mola mola x 2 photo Molamola800DSC_3062_zps193b6456.jpg

Cuthona divae
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Cuthona divae front photo DSC_30882_zps4eabd493.jpg


Acanthodoris lutea
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