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The House of SCUBA trip to
Santa Catalina Island, California
aboard the Great Escape
February 16-17, 2013


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Isthmus Reef
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Limaria sp. (Swimming File Shell)
Limaria sp.
(Swimming File Shell)
Limaria sp. (Swimming File Shell)
Limaria sp.
(Swimming File Shell)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeyed Goby)
Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeyed Goby)
Corallina spp. (Red Algae) and Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)
Corallina spp. (Red Algae) and Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Ophiopsila californica (Brittle Star)
Ophiopsila californica (Brittle Star)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Heterodontus francisci (Horn Shark)
Heterodontus francisci
(Horn Shark)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly)
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Henricia leviuscula
(Blood Star)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Bugula neritina
Bugula neritina
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Chaetopterus sp. and Hydroids
Chaetopterus sp. and Hydroids
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Henricia sp.
Henricia sp.
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Urticina mcpeaki
Urticina mcpeaki
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Ophlitaspongia pennata (Red Encrusting Sponge)
Ophlitaspongia pennata (Red Encrusting Sponge)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star) and Myxicola infundibulum
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star) and Myxicola infundibulum
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
A juvenile Paralabrax clathratus (Kelp Bass, Calico Bass)
A juvenile Paralabrax clathratus (Kelp Bass, Calico Bass)
Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)
Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)
A hard bryozoan that grows on shells.  This is probably a hermit crab.
A hard bryozoan that grows on shells.  This is probably a hermit crab.  
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)
Astrometis sertulifera (Fragile Rainbow Star)

Indian Rock
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Cyamon argon (Rough Orange Sponge)
Cyamon argon (Rough Orange Sponge)
Phimochirus californiensis (Hermit Crab)
Phimochirus californiensis (Hermit Crab)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Cladophora graminea
Cladophora graminea
Chaetomorpha spiralis
Chaetomorpha spiralis
Crassedoma giganteum (Rock Scallop)
Crassedoma giganteum (Rock Scallop)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Trididemnum sp. (Compund Tunicate)
Trididemnum sp. (Compund Tunicate)
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Heterodontus francisci (Horn Shark)
Heterodontus francisci
(Horn Shark)
Bugula neritina
Bugula neritina
Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby, Catalina Goby) and Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby, Catalina Goby) and 
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)

Starlight Cove
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 14-42 mm Zuiko f/3.5-5.6, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Athena dome, strobes: dual INON Z-240s
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)
Zostera marina
(Eel Grass)
Zostera marina (Eel Grass)
Zostera marina
(Eel Grass)
Pelagophycus porra (Elk Kelp) surrounded by Zostera marina (Eel Grass)
Pelagophycus porra (Elk Kelp) surrounded by Zostera marina (Eel Grass)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)
Neoclinus blanchardi
(Sarcastic Fringehead)
Octopus rubescens (Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens
(Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens (Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens
(Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens (Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens
(Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens (Red Octopus)
Octopus rubescens
(Red Octopus)
Loligo opalescens (California Market Squid) Eggs
Loligo opalescens Eggs
(California Market Squid)
Loligo opalescens (California Market Squid)
Loligo opalescens
(California Market Squid)
Loligo opalescens (California Market Squid)
Loligo opalescens
(California Market Squid)
Squatina californica (Pacific Angel Shark)
Squatina californica
(Pacific Angel Shark)
Squatina californica (Pacific Angel Shark)
Squatina californica
(Pacific Angel Shark)

Doctor's Cove
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 14-42 mm Zuiko f/3.5-5.6, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Athena dome, strobes: dual INON Z-240s
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab)
Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab)
Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab)
Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab)
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin) and Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin) and 
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin) and Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin) and Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
A juvenile Paralabrax clathratus (Kelp Bass, Calico Bass) hiding in Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
 
A juvenile Paralabrax clathratus (Kelp Bass, Calico Bass) hiding in Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Leucosolenia eleanor (Lacy Ball Sponge)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber)
Navanax inermis eggs on Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Navanax inermis eggs on Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Hydroclathrus clathratus
Hydroclathrus clathratus
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Navanax inermis
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck
Sailboat Wreck

Eagle Reef
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 14-42 mm Zuiko f/3.5-5.6, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Athena dome, strobes: dual INON Z-240s
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star) and Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star) and Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) Holdfast
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) Holdfast
Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin)
Centrostephanus coronatus
(Crowned Sea Urchin)
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-Dwelling Anemone)
Plocamium pacificum
Plocamium pacificum
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Cystoseira neglecta (Brown Seaweed)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber)
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Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeyed Goby)
Ophiopteris papillosa (Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Ophiopteris papillosa
(Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Ophiopteris papillosa (Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Ophiopteris papillosa
(Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Ophiopteris papillosa (Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Ophiopteris papillosa
(Flat-spined Brittle Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Acanthancora cyanocrypta (Cobalt Sponge), Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone), Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby, Catalina Goby), and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin)
Acanthancora cyanocrypta (Cobalt Sponge), Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone), Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby, Catalina Goby), and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purple Sea Urchin)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish)
Scorpaena guttata
(California Scorpionfish)
Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish)
Scorpaena guttata
(California Scorpionfish)
Alloclinus holderi (Island Kelpfish)
Alloclinus holderi
(Island Kelpfish)
Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish)
Scorpaena guttata
(California Scorpionfish)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber) and Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin)
Parastichopus parvimensis (Warty Sea Cucumber) and Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Henricia leviuscula
(Blood Star)
Thalia democratica
Thalia democratica
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) swimming iamong the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) swimming iamong the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) swimming iamong the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith) swimming iamong the Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) with a translucent shrimp on the bell
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star) and Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeyed Goby)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star) and Rhinogobiops nicholsii (Blackeyed Goby)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead)
Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Sargassum filicinum (Invasive Brown Seaweed)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian) and Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian) and Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Henricia leviuscula
(Blood Star)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata
(Pink Abalone)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star) and Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star) and Centrostephanus coronatus (Crowned Sea Urchin)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Henricia leviuscula
(Blood Star)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Membranipora serrilamella (Kelp Encrusting Bryozoan) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)

Topside
camera: Olympus E-410, lens: Zuiko 40-150 mm Zuiko f/3.5-5.6
Sunrise over Long Beach
Sunrise over Long Beach
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
Bird Rock with many Phalacrocorax penicillatus  (Brandt's Cormorants) and Zalophus californianus (California Sea Lions)
PADI divemaster
PADI divemaster
PADI divemaster paying attention to her cell phone instead of the divers
PADI divemaster paying attention to her cell phone instead of the divers 
Buffalo at Doctor's Cove
Buffalo at Doctor's Cove
Buffalo at Doctor's Cove
Buffalo at Doctor's Cove

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