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Posted by Max Bottomtime on May 28, 2016 at 20:04:02:

Margaret Webb called us this morning asking if we would come to the Garden Spot near Abalone Cove. Something about a forgotten hood. We arrived to find very dirty water but since Margaret was already in we decided to join her. Although I found a lot of critters the poor visibility made it difficult to get any decent photos.
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Facelina stearnsi

We headed back around the hill hoping to find better conditions at Golf Ball Reef. The surface was choppy. The wind was coming up and the water was green and dirty looking here as well. We jumped in anyway.

Visibility was less than a foot as we descended. When we reached the bottom we were shocked to find twenty-five feet visibility or better, albeit a little brisk at 52.

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Brown rochfish, Sebastes auriculatus

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Felimida macfarlandi lost in the weeds.

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Cadlina limbaughorum

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Pycnoclavella stanleyi

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Berthella californica

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Swell shark egg

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Two-spot octopus

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Chestnut cowrie laying eggs

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Sheep crab face

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