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Great Dive Trips at Bargain Prices with the Sea Divers

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Posted by Merry on August 19, 2013 at 20:07:50:

From Morro Bay to Long Beach Harbor, the last three foggy dive sites yielded a terrific diversity of critters. That's one of the wonderful things about CA diving - there's something for everyone.

Under the North T-pier at Morro Bay

This was the first time I'd seen a one-spot fringehead. Note the extremely elongated cirri.

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Juvenile lingcod resting on a piling.

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Can't ID this little sculpin.

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Flabellina trilineata

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Polycera tricolor

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Possibly Diaphorodoris lirulatocauda; waiting for ID from an expert.

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I caught this tricky decorator crab in its relatively careless stroll.

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Megaloma pigmentum, a Sabellid worm.

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Next stop was the African Queen wreck with Margaret and Scott Webb

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Everyone is talking about the wolf eels, but this wreck is covered with CA scorpionfish. It looks like an interior decorator went mad and couldn't resist placing one or more of these stony-faced fish on every available ledge.

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Resort Point Reef

Okenia rosacea and its delicate pink eggs.

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Felimare porterae

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