November 5, 2012

Merry Passage

Palos Verdes
Bow of the Avalon wreck
70 feet

Gopher Rockfish
Sebastes carnatus

Nikon D700
Dual Ikelite DS-161 strobes
Nikon 105mm lens
f/11, 1/250, ISO 400

Kevin Lee

Palos Verdes
Avalon wreck
70 feet

Rathbunella sp.

Nikon D800
Dual YS-D1 strobes
60mm lens plus 1.4 teleconverter

Peter Brueggeman

Point Loma
80 feet

Painted Greenling
Paralabrax clathratus

Nikon D70
Nexus housing
Ikelite DS51 and Sea & Sea YS-120 strobes

Tracy Clark

Mission Bay

Giant Kelpfish
Heterostichus rostratus

Nikon D200
60mm lens

Steve Murvine

German Channel
35 feet

Manta birostris

Canon G9
Ikelite housing
DS-125 and 161 strobes

Walter Heim

Morro Bay
10–15 feet

Sunflower Star
Pycnopodia helianthoides

Panasonic TZ5

Steve Gardner

La Jolla Shores
60 feet

Tube-dwelling Anemone
Order Ceriantharia

amidst Parchment Tube Worm tubes
Chaetopterus sp.

Olympus C5050Z
Dual strobes
100-degree wide angle lens

Nirupam Nigam

San Pedro
White Point
25 feet

These filamentous, sulphur-oxidizing bacteria can form dense mats around sulphur vents.

Olympus E-PM1
Olympus housing
Single YS-D1 strobe
Dyron 67mm macro wetlens

Herb Gruenhagen

La Jolla Shores
35 feet

Probably a Spotted Cusk Eel
Chilara taylori

Had some discussion of whether this was a Basketweave Cusk Eel, but amongst other things, the pelvic fins seem too far forward; so putting this as just a not-very-spotted Spotted Cusk Eel.

Sea & Sea DX-2G
Internal strobe

Phil Garner

Palos Verdes
Avalon wreck
70 feet

Mostly Black Perch
Embiotoca jacksoni

with a few Rainbow Seaperch
Hypsurus caryi

...and at least one Pile Perch
Rhacochilus vacca

Nikon D700
16mm lens
f/7.1, 1/100