Scuba dive off Point Loma, August 11, 2013
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nudibranch Hermissenda opalescens on sponge

Yellowfin Fringehead Neoclinus stephensae

Milton Love's book "Certainly more than you would want to know about the fishes of the Pacific Coast" says this fish is "clearly the punk species of the Pacific Coast and recently nominated as the Marine Fish Most Likely to have its Genitals Pierced."

sea slug Cadlina limbaughorum

Named after Conrad Limbaugh, the first diving officer of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

sea star Pisaster brevispinus on yellow sponges

Diaulula sandiegensis nudibranch with strawberry anemones

strawberry anemones Corynactis californica and yellow sponge

Blood star Henricia leviuscula with strawberry anemones