Along Came Polycera

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 16, 2016 at 20:28:25:

Sometimes we spend an entire dive looking for interesting animals to photograph. Sometimes they seem to find us. For the second week in a row Kevin Lee was molested by a Harbor seal. I didn't have that much excitement but I found three species of Polycera within a few feet of each other.

Although the surface visibility looked great we had fair to poor on the bottom. Golf Ball Reef was decent but it was pretty cloudy at the crane near Haggerty's. Temperatures were in the low to mid 50s.

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Polycera atra

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Polyvera hedgpethi

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Polycera tricolor

After photographing a yellowfin fringehead for the millionth time I was surprised to see it leave its den and stop long enough to get two shots off

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Spanish Shawl, Flabellina iodinea

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Hedgehog Hydroid, Hydractinia milleri

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Furry hermit crab, Paguristes ulreyi

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Light bulb tunicate, Clavelina huntsmani

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Pseudoceros montereyensis

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Pseudoceros luteus

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