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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 01, 2020 at 10:19:14:


Closeup of a tiny Leptopecten latiauratus, kelp scallop

While we continue to wait for repairs on our boat, Merry decided the unusually great visibility in the marina was too tempting. She made a dock dive while I played Divemaster/gear washer. She found dozens of Navanax inermis laying eggs, small anemones, and some tiny worms. After looking at her photos, I checked out the tide table and headed back to the marina to sneak in a dive myself. Naturally, visibility was pretty bad when I jumped in.

I made the best of things by concentrating on looking for the tiniest critters. I had my 105mm lens with a +5 diopter, so getting Navanax was impossible in the cloudy water. I did OK on the tiny things.


Navanax inermis eggs


Possibly Astrangia haimei Aggregating Cup Coral


Polycera hedgepethi



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