Crane Base

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

Warty Sea Cucumber

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IMG_9351Warty Sea Cucumber
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Red Irish Lord

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IMG_9340Red Irish Lord
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

This was a difficult ID because Red Irish Lords are rare in this location.  This might be a California Scorpionfish, but we ID-ed it as a Red Irish Lord because of the distinctive bars and the notch in the fins.

California Scorpionfish

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

Blackeye Goby

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IMG_9760Blackeye Goby
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017

Kelp (Calico) Bass

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Kelp (Calico) Bass – Young Adult
Catalina, California (Crane Base) – 5/28/2017