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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 10, 2015 at 18:53:54:

Lots of egg laying going on right now. It was difficult to see it in the dirty green water but we made an effort. 50 to 51 temps on the reefs made pushing a shutter a little tough for some.

We gave a MPA map to a boatload of fishermen who insisted that the poachers at Long Point told them it was OK to fish inside the Pt. Vicente MPA. It's only been closed a few years now. Maybe they will get the message.

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Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus

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Polycera tricolor

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Dendronotus venustus

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White-spotted Rose Anemone, Urticina lofotensis

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Sheepcrab, Loxorhynchus grandis

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Kellet's Whelk Kelletia kelletii laying eggs

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Microscopic monster trying to eat my drysuit

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Chestnut cowries, Neobernaya spadicea with eggs



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