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Posted by Max Bottomtime on July 11, 2017 at 13:15:04:

There is a storm off Baja that may bring in high surf later in the week, but it was nice and calm this morning. With overcast sky, no wind and no current I anticipated a great dive day. The visibility at Halfway Reef could have been better but it wasn't awful.

A large urchin had taken up residence on top of the Bispira turneri worm. It was soon relocated but the worm never opened for me. There are a lot of new and old Peltodoris mullineri egg coils on the reef but I only found two of the egg-layers themselves

Visibility was a hazy fifteen feet with 55 and no water movement!

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Polycera tricolor

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Diaulula sandiegensis

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Cadlina limbaughorum

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Peltodoris mullineri

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Cadlina luteomarginata

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California Scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata

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Painted Greenling, Oxylebius pictus



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