Great visibility at Torrance Reef, not much to see

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on August 13, 2021 at 17:20:09:

We enjoyed more than thirty feet of visibility at Torrance Reef this morning. I spent the first forty-five minutes looking for interesting subjects. I found two or three. :(
As I headed back toward the anchor I found a California scorpionfish perched on the edge of the reef. I then spotted Merry photographing a two-spot octopus. We spent a lot of pixels between those subjects. As the dive was nearly done, I saw as Apolemia Uvaria floating by. The usual nudibranchs were hiding. I got a bycatch of another Thordisa bimaculata next to a clump of white bacteria. I didn't see it until I got home.

Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria with Thordisa bimaculata in the upper left corner

Apolemia Uvaria

Fauchea laciniata, Blue branching seaweed

Paraconcavus pacificus, Red-striped acorn barnacle

Panulirus interruptus, California Spiny Lobster

Unidentified anemone

Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, Swell shark egg case

Halichoeres semicinctus, Rock wrasse male

Scorpaena guttata, California scorpionfish

Octopus bimaculatus, Verrill's Two-spot Octopus

Navanax inermis

Orienthella trilineata

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