Different Reefs, Different Animals

Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat

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Posted by Merry on September 19, 2016 at 09:40:10:

While Phil, Kevin, and I jumped "Kevin's Reef" for the second time yesterday. Scott and Margaret Webb anchored inshore from us. We were all of the same mind, that is, we're giving Golf Ball Reef a rest.

Kevin's Reef is an oval reef bounded by sand that rises from ~72 feet to ~55 feet. A few smaller reefs dot the sand near there, and it's a short swim to check them out. Not much kelp, but there's a nice "gully" running east to west, with lots of ledges for marine life.

 photo Rockfish DSC_6847_zpsxcdykzfm.jpg

Limacia cockerelli
 photo Limacia cockerelli DSC_6816_zpsynapqfae.jpg

We found that Kevin's Reef is a great spot for worms and nudis, so we weren't too surprised when Phil found a Peltodoris mullineri.

 photo Peltodoris mullineri DSC_6842_zpsqqebpsyn.jpg

Polycera tricolor
 photo Polycera tricolor DSC_6833_zpstarmd669.jpg

Resort Point Reef is a mere 268 feet north of Kevin's Reef. A dense kelp forest is in the making. The large resident moray eel wasn't home, but I found a young one in a vertical crack on the east wall.

 photo Moray eel Resort Pt. DSC_6851_zpsbjtt4cxn.jpg

 photo Goby on star 1 DSC_6873_zps90nmjteu.jpg

Giant spined star
 photo Giant spined star DSC_6875_zpsq34p3bei.jpg

World's smallest proliferating anemone.
 photo Proliferating anemone DSC_6877_zpsewfqawm7.jpg

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