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The Sea Divers trip to
Santa Catalina Island, California
aboard the Magician
June 21, 2014


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Dive 1: Johnson Rock Deep Pinnacle
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Berthella californica
Berthella californica
Tritonia festiva
Tritonia festiva
Berthella californica
Berthella californica
Cadlina limbaughorum
Cadlina limbaughorum
Chromodoris mcfarlandi
Chromodoris mcfarlandi
Berthella californica
Berthella californica
Hermissenda crassicornis feeding on Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Hermissenda crassicornis feeding on 
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Octocoral rudyi surrounded by Ophlitaspongia pennata (Encrusting Red Sponge)
Octocoral rudyi surrounded by Ophlitaspongia pennata (Encrusting Red Sponge)
Octocoral rudyi surrounded by Ophlitaspongia pennata (Encrusting Red Sponge)
Octocoral rudyi surrounded by Ophlitaspongia pennata (Encrusting Red Sponge)
Epizoanthus scotinus (Zoanthid Anenomes)
Epizoanthus scotinus (Zoanthid Anenomes) on a rock surface
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
Mexichromis porterae, aka Felimare porterae
Mexichromis porterae, aka Felimare porterae
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Corynactis californica (Club-tipped Anemone) on a Pododesmus macroschisma (Jingle)
Corynactis californica (Club-tipped Anemone) on a Pododesmus macroschisma (Jingle)
Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby)
Lythrypnus dalli (Blue-banded Goby)
Parazoanthus lucificum (Zoanthid Anenomes) choking an unfortunate gorgonian
Parazoanthus lucificum
 (Zoanthid Anenomes) choking an unfortunate gorgonian
Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish)
Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish)
Flabellina iodinea (Spansih Shawl)
Flabellina iodinea (Spansih Shawl)
Coryphopterus nicholsii (Blackeye Goby)
Coryphopterus nicholsii (Blackeye Goby)
Mexichromis porterae, aka Felimare porterae
Mexichromis porterae, aka Felimare porterae

Dive 2: Secret Spot #1
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk) Eggs
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk) Eggs
Myxicola infundibulum (Tube Worm, Slime Worm)
Myxicola infundibulum (Tube Worm, Slime Worm)
Bispira sp. (Tube Worm)
Bispira sp. (Tube Worm)
Bispira sp. (Tube Worm)
Bispira sp. (Tube Worm)
Sebastes atrovirens (Kelp Rockfish)
Sebastes atrovirens (Kelp Rockfish)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Kelletia kelletii (Kellet's Whelk)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Juvenile Sebastes serriceps (Treefish) & Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)
Juvenile Sebastes serriceps (Treefish) & Metandrocarpa taylori (Orange Colonial Tunicate)

Dive 3: Black Rock
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Codium fragile
Codium fragile
??? (Hydroid)
??? (Hydroid)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae)
Corallina spp. (Red Algae)
Corallina spp. (Red Algae)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae) & Corallina spp. (Red Algae)
Calliarthron tuberculosum (Articulated coralline algae) & 
Corallina spp. (Red Algae)
Diaperoecia californica (Southern Staghorn Bryozoan) growing on a Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Diaperoecia californica (Southern Staghorn Bryozoan) growing on a Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Octocoral rudyi
Octocoral rudyi
Paguristes ulreyi (Furry Hermit Crab)
Paguristes ulreyi (Furry Hermit Crab)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Botryocladia pseudodichotoma (Sea Grape)
Botryocladia pseudodichotoma (Sea Grape)
Didemnum carnulentum (tunicate) and Crustose corallines (Encrusting Coralline Algae)
Didemnum carnulentum (tunicate) and Crustose corallines (Encrusting Coralline Algae)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Diaperoecia californica (Southern Staghorn Bryozoan) growing on a Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Diaperoecia californica (Southern Staghorn Bryozoan) growing on a
Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Aplysina fistularis (Sulpher Sponge)
Aplysina fistularis (Sulpher Sponge)
Crassadoma gigantea (Giant Rock Scallop)
Crassadoma gigantea (Giant Rock Scallop)
Parazoanthus lucificum (Zoanthid Anenomes) choking a Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)
Parazoanthus lucificum (Zoanthid Anenomes) choking a Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian)

Dive 4: Secret Spot #2
camera: Olympus E-520, lens: 50 mm Zuiko f/2, housing: Olympus PT-E05, port: Inon, strobes: dual Inon Z-240s
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster)
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M6213704x.JPG
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Linckia columbiae (Fragile Star)
Cucumaria salma (Sea Cucumber)
Cucumaria salma (Sea Cucumber)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
Haliotis corrugata (Pink Abalone)
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M6213765x.JPG
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Haliotis fulgens (Green Abalone)
Sebastes atrovirens (Kelp Rockfish)
Sebastes atrovirens (Kelp Rockfish)

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