California

C-O Sole

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IMG_9617C-O Sole
Catalina, California (Big Geiger) – 5/28/2017

Fragile Star

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IMG_9573Fragile Star
Catalina, California (Big Geiger) – 5/28/2017

I could not figure out this sea star, so I reached out to Neil McDaniel, who is the best source on identifying sea stars on the West Coast Sea Stars of the Pacific Northwest .  He said that this mottled star is likely the fragile star Linckia columbiae. Apparently, this star normally has five rays, so this 6-rayed specimen might be unusual.

Opaleye

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IMG_9643Opaleye (Chub Family)
Catalina, California (Big Geiger) – 5/28/2017

California Sea Hare

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IMG_9780California Sea Hare
Catalina, California (Big Geiger) – 5/28/2017

Check out this website for some interesting Information about the Sea Hare

Round Stingray

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IMG_9739Round Stingray
Catalina, California (Big Geiger) – 5/28/2017

Brown Tube-Dwelling Anemone

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Brown Tube-Dwelling Anemone (Pachycerianthus fimbriatus?)
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

 

California Spiny Lobster

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IMG_9736California Spiny Lobster
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Zebraperch

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IMG_9637Zebraperch (Chub Family)
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Halfmoon

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Halfmoon (Chub Family)
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Rubberlip Seaperch

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IMG_9593Rubberlip Seaperch
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Blood Star

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IMG_9562Blood Star
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

I am not entirely confident in this identification.  This looks like a Blood Star given the size and texture.   This was the best source I could find on identifying sea stars on the West Coast Sea Stars of the Pacific Northwest Credit: Neil McDaniel)

Senorita

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Senorita
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Giant Kelpfish (Kelpblenny)

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IMG_9461Giant Kelpfish
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Blacksmith

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Blacksmith
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Rock Wrasse

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IMG_9381Rock Wrasse – Terminal Phase
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

IMG_9698Rock Wrasse – Initial Phase
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017