...and juvenile fish

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Posted by Merry on November 09, 2014 at 18:41:21:

In Reply to: Sand, Surge, Snails and Slugs posted by Max Bottomtime on November 09, 2014 at 16:27:45:

Juvie giant kelpfish photo JuviegiantkelpfishDSC_8425_zps0ea834a2.jpg

Juvie ronquil photo Juvieronquil2DSC_8428_zps2728a054.jpg

Juvie sheephead photo Juviesheephead2DSC_8395_zps3e1adfa9.jpg

Juvie garibaldi 1 photo Babygaribaldi2DSC_8138_zps90a413ff.jpg

Juvie garibaldi 2 photo BabygaribaldiDSC_8146_zpsc1c68ea8.jpg

Juvie garibaldi 3 photo 954a396b-e369-4d8b-b172-1075c60b4103_zpsa359419f.jpg

Yellow-face garibaldi photo Yellow-facegaribaldiDSC_8150_zpse9b39357.jpg

Doto amyra with its mass of delicate, glistening eggs.
Doto amyra with eggs photo DotoamyraDSC_8456_zps5bfab54d.jpg

Doto amyra with eggs 2 photo DotoamyraDSC_8451_zps8f51ec44.jpg

What looks like a frivolous curl at the end of some kelp blades is actually the nest of a kelp curler amphipod.
 photo KelpcurlerDSC_8436_zps780c003f.jpg

If that isn't curious enough, nudi egg masses were caught up in the amphipod's nest-building endeavor.
 photo NudieggsinkelpcurlerDSC_8438_zpsa3aa77b6.jpg

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