God's Pocket, British Columbia, Part II. Colors

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Posted by Merry on October 04, 2016 at 09:18:44:

Scarlett Point Lighthouse on Balaklava Island. Read its fascinating history at http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1191

 photo 1. Lighthouse Scarlett Point_DSC0089_zps83rchxdn.jpg

We're diving HERE?. Hunt Rock lies beneath this smattering of bull kelp in the middle of the channel...a fabulous wall dive with shell channels running in either direction of the rock.
 photo 2. Hunt Rock_DSC0110_zpsykn8lgrl.jpg

Cindy and Rick Rogers debrief after the dive. For wonderfully descriptive write-ups of their trips to God's Pocket, please see Rick's blogs at http://divertrek.com/blogs
 photo 2.5 Cindy and Rick_DSC0120_zpsyet53606.jpg

Plumose anemone, Metridium senile
 photo 3. Metridium senile DSC_5919_zpscheoeevw.jpg

An attack tentacle of the plumose anemone directed at a neighboring anemone.
 photo 4. Metridium senile attack tentacle DSC_5908_zpsxisrkqlr.jpg

 photo 5. Orange amp white 2 DSC_5871_zpsorbekuwt.jpg

Brooding anemone, Epiactis lisbethae. White pin-stripes all the way down the column distinguish this species from the proliferating anemone, Epiactis prolifera.
 photo 6. Anemones pnk orange 2 DSC_5996_zpscrjxwloz.jpg

Brooding anemone, Epiactis lisbethae
 photo 7. Blue amp white anemones DSC_5525_zpsz8h9gang.jpg

Both color variations of the crimson anemone, Cribrinopsis fernaldi
 photo 8. Crimson anemones DSC_6078_zpsuhezsrdx.jpg

Tiny candy-stripe shrimp, Lebbeus grandimanus, are usually associated with the crimson anemone, but can be found on several other species of anemone.
 photo 9. Candy stripe shrimp 1 DSC_6107_zpscbtzmp4s.jpg

 photo 10. Candy stripe shrimp good DSC_6101_zps1o0o9qvw.jpg

Pink-tipped anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
 photo 11. Pink-tipped anemone DSC_6072_zps7ynyvvja.jpg

Painted anemone, Urticina grebelnyi
 photo 12. Painted anemones Urticina grebelnyi DSC_5690_zpsekzyzn2m.jpg

Green surf anemone, Anthopleura xanthogrammica
 photo 13. Large green anemone 2 DSC_6151_zpsfrpwsayp.jpg

 photo 14. glove sponge DSC_5896_zpsudv67mgq.jpg

Serpula columbiana
 photo 15. Serpula columbiana DSC_5847 1_zpsuwje3sni.jpg

 photo 16. Serpula columbiana DSC_5847 2_zpsyndkpexa.jpg

 photo 17. Serpula columbiana DSC_5847 3_zpsk2lz53ov.jpg

Basket star, Gorgonocephalus eucnemis
 photo 18. Basket star 2 DSC_6118_zpsfexg46up.jpg

 photo 19. Basket star DSC_5858_zpsneqa0kzp.jpg

 photo 20. Three basket stars DSC_6082_zps0phznfui.jpg

Morning sun star, Solaster dawsoni
 photo 21. Solaster dawsoni DSC_6205_zpsd5szlq0l.jpg

Six-rayed sea star, Leptasterias hexactis
 photo 22. Six-rayed sea star DSC_5612_zpsrkw65wdt.jpg

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