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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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