Scuba dive at Point Loma, September 13, 2015
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kelp scallop
Leptopecten latiauratus

on giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera blade

kelp scallop
Leptopecten latiauratus

open and filtering seawater for food
on giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera blade

nudibranch
Mexichromis porterae

two nudibranchs
Mexichromis porterae

doing something, likely egg laying

California spiny lobster
Panulirus interruptus

deep in a hole

gopher rockfish
Sebastes carnatus

red abalone
Haliotis rufescens

on the underside of a rock

giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera

stipes twisted around each other near the surface

spirobid polychaete worms

on both sides of a giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera blade

head of wavy top turban snail
Megastraea undosa

one of its flat yellowish eyestalks
is under the white lip of its shell

kelp rockfish
Sebastes atrovirens