Arch at the end of Anacapa Island with the lighthouse in view
The California fish.. the Garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus)
California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) playing
A different view of the Anacapa Island arch.
Aggregating Anemone (Anthopleura elegantissima)
On the last dive on Friday we stopped at the 'sea lion beach' where there were
.. maybe thousand of California sea lions.
When the boat anchored a group of young ones came out to play. Literally.
Gorgeous colorful gorgonian and some brittle stars
Here is some unidentified fish up against a sea
A California Sea Hare (Aplysia californica)
Sea Lion getting close & personal
The frame below is from a video on YouTube by Manborg
that shows how some of the sea lions charge right up to your face and show their
A heart stopping experience the first few times
Plenty of friendly encounters
Purple, Orange & Blue seem to be everywhere.
Purple Gorgonian (Eugorgia rubens), Bat Star (Asterina miniata) and
Purple urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
Wonderful combo of colors from the starfish, sea cucumber and gorgonian
Kelp Bass with lots of brittle starfish
Warty Sea Cucumber Parastichopus parvimensis
Blackeyed Goby - Coryphopterus
That is a brittle star in the foreground reaching it's tentacles up to catch
things floating by.