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The Sea Divers trip to
Farnsworth Bank, Ship Rock, & Sea Fan Grotto at Catalina Island
and Santa Cruz Island
aboard the Peace
July 24-25, 2009


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July 24, 2009 : Dive 1 : Farnsworh Bank
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Stylaster californicus
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Pedicularia californica (hydrocoral Snail) on Stylaster californicus (California Hydrocoral)
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Diaulula sandiegensis
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mating Peltodoris nobilis
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Oxylebius pictus
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mating Doriopsilla albopunctata
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Diaulula sandiegensis
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Diaulula sandiegensis
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Doriopsilla albopunctata
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Tritonia festiva
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Parastichopus parvimensis
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Cucumaria salma & Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Cypraea spadicea
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Cyclosalpa affinis
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Cyclosalpa affinis
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Cyclosalpa affinis
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Andrea Beck

July 24, 2009 : Dive 2 : Farnsworh Bank
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Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith)
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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red spotted star
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Scorpaena guttata
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Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith)
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Parazoanthus lucificum on Lophogorgia chilensis
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Parazoanthus lucificum on Lophogorgia chilensis
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Parazoanthus lucificum on Lophogorgia chilensis
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Scorpaena guttata
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Kathryn Cody
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Kathryn Cody
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Robert Goren
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Peter Landecker
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Mike Smith & Kathryn Cody

July 24, 2009 : Dive 3 : Farnsworh Bank
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Scorpaena guttata (California Scorpionfish) on a ledge covered with Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)
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A pair of mating Phyllidiopsis blanca on a sponge surrounded by Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)
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Diaulula sandiegensis on Diaperoecia californica
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Stylaster californicus
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Stylaster californicus
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Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral), Asterina miniata
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Asterina miniata, Pisaster giganteus, & Parastichopus californicus
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Tritonia festiva
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Diaulula sandiegensis on Stylaster californicus
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Gymnothorax mordax
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Gymnothorax mordax
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Scorpaena guttata

July 24, 2009 : Dive 4 : Ship Rock
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Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)
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Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)
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Pisaster giganteus, & Parastichopus californicus
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Acanthodoris rhodoceras 
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A mutant Cadlina luteomarginata with only one enlarged left rhinophore
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A mutant Cadlina luteomarginata with only one enlarged left rhinophore
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A mutant Cadlina luteomarginata with only one enlarged left rhinophore
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Muricea fruticosa
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Muricea fruticosa
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Lophogorgia chilensis
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Marcel & Tammy Laframboise
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Marcel & Tammy Laframboise
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Parazoanthus sp. (Rock Zoanthid Anemones)
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Parazoanthus sp. (Rock Zoanthid Anemones)
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Muricea fruticosa (Brown Gorgonian) on the sailboat wreck
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Muricea californica
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Lophogorgia chilensis
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Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)
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Epizoanthus scotinus (Zooanthid Anemones)

July 24, 2009 : Dive 5 : Sea Fan Grotto
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The eye of a Squatina californica (Pacific Angel Shark)
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Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
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Linckia columbiae
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Lythrypnus dalli
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Sebastes serriceps
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Lythrypnus dalli hiding in the spines of Centrostephanus coronatus
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Cucumaria salma
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Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
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Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma & Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
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Coenocyathus bowersi (Colonial Cup Coral)
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Aplysina fistularis (Sulpher Sponge)
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Linckia columbiae
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Lythrypnus dalli
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Lythrypnus dalli
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Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Linckia columbiae
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Sebastes serriceps
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July 25, 2009 : Dives 1-3 : Santa Cruz Island
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July 25, 2009 : Dives 4 : Santa Cruz Island
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Urticina sp.
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Circeis sp. (Calcareous Tube Worms) on a leaf of Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
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Doriopsilla albopunctata & Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Myxicola infundibulum 
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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Triopha catalinae
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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A juvenile Sebastes sp.
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Cucumaria salma
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Cucumaria salma
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Costazia ventricosa
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Asterina miniata
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Artedius corallinus
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Artedius corallinus
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Artedius corallinus
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Artedius corallinus
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Artedius corallinus
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Spirobranchius sp. 
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Orthonopias triacis
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Adalaria jannae
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Serpula columbiana
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Serpula columbiana
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Spirobranchius sp. 
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Bispira sp.
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Diaulula sandiegensis
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Doridicola sp. on Anthopleura sola
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Doridicola sp. on Anthopleura sola
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    Doridicola sp. on Anthopleura sola
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Corynactis californica
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Diaulula sandiegensis
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Lythrypnus dalli
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Disporella separata
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Triopha catalinae on Clavelina huntsmani feeding on Thalamoporella californica
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Alloclinus holderi (Island Kelpfish)
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Triopha catalinae on Clavelina huntsmani feeding on Thalamoporella californica
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Juvenile Pycnopodia helianthoides
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A juvenile Sebastes atrovirens
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A juvenile Sebastes atrovirens

Pictures by Marcel & Tammy Laframboise
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Chris Grossman
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Anthopleura xanthogrammica next to a Pisaster giganteus
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Tritonia festiva on a Parastichopus californicus
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Sebastes atrovirens & Asterina miniata

Pictures by Peter Landecker
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Helen Johnson
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Helen Johnson
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Helen Johnson
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Panulirus interruptus
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Podochela hemphilli
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Podochela hemphilli
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Flabellina iodinea
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Panulirus interruptus, Parastichopus californicus, & Sebastes serriceps

Topside
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Skylor Piper
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Skylor Piper & Sharon Hale
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Skylor Piper & Sharon Hale
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Bob Davis

Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography
2009 Chris Grossman, diver.net
2009 Marcel & Tammy Laframboise
2009 Peter Landecker