Scuba dive off Point Loma, September 8, 2013
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Rainbow star Orthasterias koehleri

Flabellina iodinea nudibranchs
saying hello

Sunflower star Pycnopodia helianthoides

dorsal surface showing fluffy dermal papulae or branchiae (gills) and pincer claw-shaped pedicellariae, which keep the body surface clear of algae, encrusting organisms, & debris

Blackeye Goby Rhinogobiops nicholsii

Navanax inermis opisthobranch slug

on elk horn kelp stipe with barnacles & encrusting bryozoans

Painted greenling Oxylebius pictus

has strongly colored camouflage

Flabellina iodinea nudibranch

laying eggs