Halfway Reef, last weekend

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Posted by Merry on May 19, 2021 at 11:31:46:

Phil and I expected yuck vis and plenty of surge, but NO! Twenty-five feet vis at the bottom with a gentle, current-driven parade of thousands of pyrosomes. Of course, neither of us brought a WA lens.

Caprellid amphipod on a pyrosome.

Pyrosoma atlanticum, a colonial tunicate

A lone squid egg

Antiopella barbarensis

Flatworm, Pseudoceros luteus

Phil's "potato" sponge - yet undescribed, but an investigator is working on it.

Cuthona divae laying eggs

Tritonia festiva

Olive rockfish, Sebastes serranoides

Kellet's whelk laying eggs

Metridium sp.

Ancula gibbosa

Polycera atra laying eggs

Henricia sp.

Hermissenda opalescens preying on nudibranch eggs - an explosion of them right now.

Triopha catalinae

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