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Posted by Max Bottomtime on September 10, 2017 at 18:58:04:

We got beat up by the swells today but had better then twenty feet visibility as a trade off. Unfortunately all the animals were hiding. Kevin, Merry and I made eighty minutes dives on the crane in our last attempt to find the undescribed Doto. We were shut out again. Even the eels were nowhere in sight.

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Oxylebius pictus, Painted Greenling

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Sebastes auriculatus, Brown rockfish

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Sebastes atrovirens, Kelp Rockfish

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Sebastes serriceps, Treefish, juvenile

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Distaplia sp.

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Pyura haustor, solitary sea squirt

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Astrangia lajollaensis, Colonial cup coral

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Crassedoma giganteum, Rock scallop

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Astrometis sertulifera, Fragile Rainbow star

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Panulirus interruptus, California Spiny Lobster

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Lead for Captain Andy

At Golf Ball Reef we had a similar dive. We usually find hundreds of nudibranchs, octopus and juvenile rockfish but the place was a ghost town. I found less than a dozen nudis in over an hour. Meh.

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Fauchea laciniata, Blue branching seaweed

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Protula sp.

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Acarnus erithacus, Red Volcano Sponge

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Phimochirus californiensis, Hermit crab

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Scorpaena guttata, California scorpionfish

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Kelletia kelletii, Kellet's whelk

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Doriopsilla albopunctata

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Triopha catalinae

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Berthella californica

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