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Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Islands, California
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January 26-27, 2013


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Santa Rosa Island : January 26, 2013
Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star)
Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Loligo opalescens (California Market Squid) Eggs
Loligo opalescens (California Market Squid) Eggs
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones), Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone), and Pink Encrusting Coralline Algae
Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones),
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone), and Pink Encrusting Coralline Algae 
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star)
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star) and Asterina miniata (Bat Stars)
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star) and Asterina miniata (Bat Stars)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star) and Acarnus erithacus (Red Volcano Songe)
Dermasterias imbricata (Leather Star) and Acarnus erithacus (Red Volcano Songe)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
An Octopus hiding in a crevice.
An Octopus hiding in a crevice.
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Antho karykina (Encrustng Starburst Sponge)
Antho karykina (Encrustng Starburst Sponge)
Urticina mcpeaki
Urticina mcpeaki
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Stars)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Stars)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab), Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins), Asterina miniata (Bat Stars), Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone), and Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab), Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins), Asterina miniata (Bat Stars), Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone), and Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Cabezon)
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus (Cabezon)
Cancer antennarius (Pacifc Rock Crab)
Cancer antennarius (Pacifc Rock Crab)
Pyrosoma (pelagic colonial tunicate) being eaten by a Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone) with a Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod) swimming by
Pyrosoma (pelagic colonial tunicate) being eaten by a
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone) with a Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod) swimming by
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchin)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchin)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Acarnus erithacus (Red Volcano Songe)
Acarnus erithacus (Red Volcano Songe)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Craniella arb (Tennis Ball Sponge)
Craniella arb (Tennis Ball Sponge)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone) and Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone) and Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star) and Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star) and Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star) and Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star) and Urticina columbiana (Sand Rose Anemone)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower Sea Star)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Apolemia sp.
Apolemia sp.
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemones) and Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemones) and Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Aplysia californica (California Seahare) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Aplysia californica (California Seahare) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and 
Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge)
Tethya californiana (Orange Puffball Sponge) and Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Oxylebius pictus (Painted Greenling) in Urticina lofotensis (White Spotted Rose Anemone)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Loxorhynchus crispatus (Moss Crab)
Melibe leonina (Lion Nudibranch) swimming
Melibe leonina (Lion Nudibranch) swimming

Santa Cruz Island : January 27, 2013
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster) in aLobster Trap
Panulirus interruptus (California Spiny Lobster) in aLobster Trap
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian) and Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian) and 
Pisaster brevispinus (Giant Pink Star, Sea Star, Short-Spined Sea Star)
Lobster Trap
Lobster Trap
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Chaetopterus sp. (Parchment Tube Worms) and Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Chaetopterus sp. (Parchment Tube Worms) and 
Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Red Sea Urchins)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead) and Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Semicossyphus pulcher (California Sheephead) and 
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Lobster Trap
Lobster Trap
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purplr Sea Urchins) and Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Purplr Sea Urchins) and 
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Lobster Trap
Lobster Trap
Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Pachythyone rubra (Sea Cucumber)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian) and Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian) and Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Codium fragile (Sea Staghorn)
Codium fragile (Sea Staghorn)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Sea Star)
Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Sea Star)
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black Perch)
Embiotoca jacksoni (Black Perch)
Sebastes mystinus (Blue Rockfish)
Sebastes mystinus (Blue Rockfish)
Sebastes mystinus (Blue Rockfish) and Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith)
Sebastes mystinus (Blue Rockfish) and Chromis punctipinnis (Blacksmith)
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi)
Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Sea Star)
Pisaster ochraceus (Ochre Sea Star)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Anthopleura sola (Green Anemone)
Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
 Henricia leviuscula (Blood Star)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Muricea californica (California Golden Gorgonian)
Urticina mcpeaki
Urticina mcpeaki
Aplysia californica (California Seahare)
Aplysia californica (California Seahare)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Obelia sp. (Hydroids) on Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)

Topside
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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
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Captain Eric Bowman
Captain Eric Bowman
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Seamus Callagham
Seamus Callagham
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Rob Salvo
Rob Salvo
Rob Salvo
Rob Salvo
Captain Eric Bowman
Captain Eric Bowman
Ryan Galgas and Rob Salvo
Ryan Galgas and Rob Salvo
Paul Ross
Paul Ross
Paul Ross and Ryan Galgas
Paul Ross and Ryan Galgas
Seamus Callagham
Seamus Callagham
Autumn Cleverley and Steve Sanford
Autumn Cleverley and Steve Sanford
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Autumn Cleverley
Autumn Cleverley
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Paul Ross
Paul Ross
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island in the distance
Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island in the distance
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Paul Ross
Paul Ross
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
The Zodiac floating above some Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
The Zodiac floating above some 
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp)
Ventura Harbor
Ventura Harbor
Ventura Harbor
Ventura Harbor
Bottom Trawler John Start
Bottom Trawler John Start
Purse Seiner Pacific Raider
Purse Seiner Pacific Raider
net floats
net floats
Ventura Harbor
Ventura Harbor

Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography
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