Roughing it

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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 08, 2023 at 19:53:38:

Swell models called for calm yesterday. The live beach cameras disagreed, so Merry and I fought our way against the swells this morning. We saw jellies during our last dive, so Merry wanted to go offshore for a bluewater dive. While she photographed salps, I enjoyed watching two small Mola Molas circle the down line.

Next was my turn. I enjoyed surprisingly good visibility at Golf Ball Reef while Merry bounced around in the growing swells. I could see twenty-five feet on the reef, where the common residents have made a comeback. I even found the smallest Felimare californiensis I've seen, about 1/8" long. There were even squid eggs in the sand.

Market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens egg sacs

Berthella californica

Loxorhynchus grandis, Sheep crab

Felimare californiensis

Dysidea amblia

Paraconcavus pacificus, Red-striped acorn barnacle

Kelletia kelletii, Kellet's whelk eggs

Simnia arcuata

Pandalus gurneyi, California Longbeak

Sebastes miniatus, juvenile Vermilion rockfish

Neverita lewisii, Lewis's moon snail egg case

Pisaster giganteus, Knobby sea star

Cadlina limbaughorum

Phimochirus californiensis, California Hermit Crab

Henricia leviuscula, blood star

Cephaloscyllium ventriosum, Swell shark egg case

Peltodoris nobilis

Flabellinopsis iodinea, Spanish Shawl

Cadlina flavomaculata

Neobernaya spadicea, Chestnut cowrie

Bodianus pulcher, California Sheephead juvenile

Berthella chacei

Diaulula sandiegensis

Polycera atra

Coryphella trilineata

Merry hunts for jellies

We found another C-Dory

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