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Underwater Fluorescence Photos from
Santa Cruz Island, California
June 14, 2011


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Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anenome.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anenome.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab) fluorescing
A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab)
fluorescing
fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.
Fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.
fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.
Fluorescence from a Doriopsilla albopunctata nudibranch.
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab) fluorescing
A Loxorhynchus grandis (Sheep Crab) fluorescing
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from Ophiothrix spiculata (Spiny Brittle Stars)
Weak fluorescence from an Asterina miniata (Bat Star).  Notice the small shrimp on the side.
Weak fluorescence from an Asterina miniata (Bat Star).  Notice the small shrimp on the side.
Fluorescing Caprella sp. (Skeleton Shrimp) on a fluorescing Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Fluorescing Caprella sp. (Skeleton Shrimp) on a fluorescing Lophogorgia chilensis (Red Gorgonian)
Fluorescence from a Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Fluorescence from a Pisaster giganteus (Giant Spined Star)
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Weak fluorescence from a Urticina mcpeaki anemone.  This is the only specimen of Urticina mcpeaki that would fluoresce at all.
Weak fluorescence from a Urticina mcpeaki
anemone.  This is the only specimen of Urticina mcpeaki that would fluoresce at all.
Weak fluorescence from a Urticina mcpeaki anemone.  This is the only specimen of Urticina mcpeaki that would fluoresce at all.
Weak fluorescence from a Urticina mcpeaki anemone.  This is the only specimen of Urticina mcpeaki that would fluoresce at all.
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Corynactis californica (Club-Tipped Anemones)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Strong fluorescence from a  Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and  weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)
Strong fluorescence from a  Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and  weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)
Strong fluorescence from a  Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and  weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)
Strong fluorescence from a  Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) and  weak fluorescence from a Pandalus danae (Dock Shrimp, Coon-Stripe Shrimp)
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Astrangia lajollaensis (Colonial Cup Coral)
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone with a fluorescing copepod.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone with a fluorescing copepod.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the fluorescing cross pattern on the copepods.
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Strong fluorescence from a Anthopleura sola anemone.
Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)
Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)
Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)
Fluorescence from a Urticina lofotensis (White-Spotted Rose Anemone)
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
A fluorescing Anthopleura sola anemone.  Notice the many fluorescing copepods.
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Balanophyllia elegans (Orange Cup Coral) fluorescence
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)
Fluorescence from Paracyathus stearnsi (Brown Cup Coral)

Chris Grossman's Underwater Photography
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