Haggerty's Cove & Pt. Vicente Pinnacles

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Posted by Merry on August 15, 2014 at 13:01:07:

Last weekend's photos from Point Vicente Pinnacles and Haggerty's Cove.

A species of hydroid in the polyp phase. Immature medusa buds surround the feeding structure.

Corymorpha nutans photo CorymorphanutansDSC_7137_edited-1_zps6cb00b2b.jpg

Corymorpha nutans photo CorymorphanutansDSC_7142_edited-2_zps272aac36.jpg

Hydroid reproduction taken from Sassaman and Rees, June 1978. Biol. Bull., 154 : 485- 496.

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Gopher rockfish photo GopherrockfishDSC_7026_zps92fb9ae3.jpg

Pinkie-sized yellowfin fringeheads are just plain fun to watch.

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Yellowfin fringehead photo Yellowfinfringehead2DSC_7090_zpsfc3c78aa.jpg

Yellowfin fringehead photo YellowfinfringeheadDSC_7087_edited-2_zps73a7dbdc.jpg

Brown cup coral photo BrowncpcoralDSC_7099_edited-1_zpsa4ac019a.jpg

Christmas tree worm Spirobranchus photo ChristmastreewormDSC_70082_zpsd13e20b8.jpg

Feather duster worm photo FeatherdusterHaggertysDSC_7133_zps643bc37e.jpg

Pseudoceros montereyensis photo PseudocerosmontereyensisDSC_7123_zpsed545099.jpg

Anemones photo AnemoneDSC_7136_edited-1_zps3842370e.jpg

Cadlina limbaughorum photo CadlinalimbaughorumDSC_7047_edited-1_zps6ea336e9.jpg

Sponge ID needed
Sponge ID needed photo SpongeIDneededDSC_7027_edited-1_zps7826c90b.jpg

Octopus eyes photo OctopuseyesDSC_7124_zpsca65d33d.jpg

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