PIC_1606 - Scalyhead sculpin (10 cm) in red soft coral, a colony of animals. Note the soft coral that has its polyps retracted.
PIC_1620 - This remarkable fish (+/- 30 cm) is another species of warbonnet, the decorator warbonnet, named for the elaborate growths on its head. Thank you buddy Natasha for finding him/her under this anemone!
DSC_2696 - Bull kelp
PIC_1615 - Decorator crab covered in colonies of stinging celled animals (hydroids).
PIC_1639 -Three-lined nudibranch (+/- 3 cm sea slug) feeding on colonies of animals with stinging cells (orange hydroids and bushy pink-mouth hydroids).
PIC_1624 - Here you can see how tucked away the decorator warbonnet is.
DSC_2694 - Bull kelp
PIC_1641 - A pomegranate aeolid (sea slug) on the edge of the shell of a giant barnacle. The beige bushy growths are colonies of stinging celled animals called glassy plume hydroids. The white anemones are plumose anemones.
DSC_2742 - Lions mane jelly and lobed comb jelly at the surface.
PIC_1591 - Close-up of hungry red gilled nudibranchs . The white coils in the lower left corner of the image are the red gilled nudibranchs' egg masses.
PIC_1652 - A large sculpin species, the red Irish lord amongst hydroids and brooding anemones.
PIC_1632 - This fish with an eel-like body is a mosshead warbonnet (+/- 12 cm); member of the prickleback family.
PIC_1604 - A blood star on sponge, next to a snakelock (aka crimson) anemone.
PIC_1589 - Three hungry red gilled nudibranchs (a sea slug about 10 cm long) mowing down on bushy pink-mouth hydroids which are animals with stinging cells.
PIC_1635 - The mosshead warbonnet is about 15 cm long.
DSC_2740 - Rare species = Homo sapiens submergus.
PIC_1612 - A little easier to see the decorator crab in this image.